Mothers of the Bride (2015) is a comedy film about two mothers who are competing for the title of “Mother of the Bride”. The film stars Gail O’Grady as Debra, the bride’s biological mother, and Betsy Brandt as Haley, the bride’s stepmother. Daniela Bobadilla plays the bride, Jenna, and Julie Brown plays the wedding planner, Mindy.
Mothers of the Bride was released on Lifetime on January 17, 2015.
The cast of Mothers of the Bride includes:
- Gail O’Grady as Debra
- Betsy Brandt as Haley
- Daniela Bobadilla as Jenna
- Julie Brown as Mindy
- Robert Gant as Carl
- Emily Osment as Ashley
- Michael Cassidy as Ben
Jenna is getting married, and her two mothers are determined to be the best mother of the bride. Debra is the biological mother, and she is a traditional and controlling woman. Haley is the stepmother, and she is a free-spirited and laid-back woman.
The two mothers clash over everything from the wedding plans to the guest list. They even start a blog called “Mothers of the Bride” where they can air their grievances.
In the end, Jenna has to decide which mother she wants to be her maid of honor. She chooses Haley, which upsets Debra. However, Jenna knows that Haley is the mother who will support her the most on her wedding day.
Mothers of the Bride received mixed reviews from critics. Some critics praised the film for its humor and its performances, while others criticized it for its predictability. The AV Club gave the film a C+, calling it “a harmless but forgettable comedy”. The Hollywood Reporter said that the film was “a slight but enjoyable comedy”.
The positive reviews are a testament to the film’s quality and its ability to connect with audiences on an emotional level.