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Good, Bad, Bogus: Ways to Honor Your Mother, According to the Movies

Mothers-DayIt’s Mother’s Day and the pressure is on! We’re talking about the person who gave you life, raised you, cared for you, and nudged you out into the world with boundless opportunities. Whether or not your relationship with mommy dearest follows that exact trajectory, you still likely owe her big time and need to figure out the perfect way to show her how much you care.

Not only can you draw some inspiration from movies oozing with motherly love, but also take a cue from the ones that don’t give thanks in appropriate ways. Happy Mother’s Day to all the movie-loving mothers out there, and for you kiddies hopefully this will help you gauge the most appropriate means of celebration.

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Adam Sandler: The Good Old Days

Adam Sandler may never have been the king of all things “Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes, but there was a time when he delivered silly fare that you couldn’t help, but to watch over and over again. In case That’s My Boy follows in the footsteps of Sandler’s more recent wide releases like Grown Ups andJack and Jill, at least we’ve still got his past films to remind us of the silly and loveable Adam Sandler that used to be.

1. Airheads

Pip “ain’t fartin’ on no snare drum,” but Sandler’s Airheads character certainly keeps the mood light while his accomplices, Chazz and Rex (Brendan Fraser and Steve Buscemi), hold up KPPX at gunpoint out of desperation to get their song on the air. When you’ve got Pip whipping out dance moves during a standoff with a police officer, it’s obvious he’s got the power to steal the spotlight.

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One for the Little Guy! Our Favorite Underdog Sports Movies

According to Real Steel, in the year 2020 humans recruit robots to do their boxing for them. Hugh Jackman’s Charlie Kenton uses his steadfastness to train a sparring robot named Atom and turn him into a solid fighter. Should Atom follow the path of these iconic big-screen sports underdogs, boxing greatness could be well within his reach.

Hoosiers

There’s a reason Hoosiersappears on just about every underdog list; it’s one of the most rousing rise-to-success movies out there. Norman Dale starts his coaching venture dealing with problem after problem. Against all odds, Dale’s experience turns around courtesy of some much needed support from the team’s all-star player and, despite all odds, making it to the state championship becomes a possibility.

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