Sunday, May 09, 2010

Movie Mamas

To celebrate Mother's Day I've decided to give shout-outs to some of my favorite movie moms. But, since I am a mom and my family has plans for me starting in a mere 45 minutes (and I still need to shower), this is going to be quick and I'm leaving it up to you all to tell me who your favorite movie moms are.

1. Ellen Griswold of National Lampoon's Vacation movies. She's foxy (remember the shower scene? Wowza!) , sweet, charming, gives her kids a little taste of freedom but is there to reel them in before they get too out of control, and how can't you love someone who'd put up with the whack job that is Clark Griswold and actually enjoy it?

2. Elastigirl of The Incredibles. She somehow manages to be down-to-earth while saving the earth from bad guys. I love how she handles her superhero kids and gives pep talks to her superhero hubby. A woman to be reckoned with, for sure.

3. The moms in Gremlins and Poltergeist, because they kick evil critter and evil spirit butts. Loved the scene where the mom nuked the Gremlin in the microwave!

4. Leigh Ann Tuohy in The Blindside. She took a homeless boy into her home and treated him with love and respect despite those who questioned her intentions. She's one tough lady! (And I have to give her whole family kudos for going along with her.) Here's an inspirational video on if you want to check it out.

Okay, your turn! Who are your favorite Movie Moms? And for those of you who are moms, have a wonderful day!


bookaholic said...

My favorite movie mama is the character Jodie Foster played in Flight Plan,fighting international terrorists,her husband's murder and her daughter's kidnap single handedly!

nymfaux said...

Catherine O'Hara in Home Alone--If you put aside the fact that she has trouble keeping track of her family, or at least one certain member...She's the mom that will do anything to get back to her son and make everything all right.

Wendy Toliver said...

oh yes, bookaholic, I'm a sucker for a kick-butt mom

nymfaux, I agree. I really felt her pain (even before i was a mom myself)

Heather Davis said...

Nice post, Wendy. I kind of liked Kathy Bates in A Home of Our Own. Do you remember that mom?