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PG-13| 1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
On the day that their parents die, sisters Lilly and Victoria vanish in the woods, prompting a frantic search by their Uncle Lucas (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and his girlfriend, Annabel (Jessica Chastain). Five years later, miraculously, the girls are found alive in a decaying cabin, and Lucas and Annabel welcome them into their home. But as Annabel tries to reintroduce the children to a normal life, she finds that someone -- or something -- still wants to tuck them in at night.

Cast: Jessica Chastain , Nikolaj Coster-Waldau , Megan Charpentier , Isabelle Nélisse , Daniel Kash , Javier Botet , Jane Moffat , Morgan McGarry

Director: Andy Muschietti

Genres: Horror

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Mama (2013)

Release Date: January 18th, 2013|1 hr. 40 min.

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  • Chastain digs deep, going beyond the call of scream-queen duty to find the passion that gives horror a pulse. show more

  • Mama itself is above average as a piece of filmmaking, even if its scare quotient is middling or below. That's OK with me. I was content to be impressed by the skill of the first-time director, Andrés Muschietti; absorbed by the performances and smitten by some startling images. show more

  • An effectively spooky ghost story with Guillermo del Toro's imprimatur (he's executive producer), Mama is every adoptive parent's nightmare: What if the children you bring home start eating moths and toilet paper, and won't come out from under the bed? And when they do, it's only to do something hurtful? show more

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  • May 25, 2013 Bernice
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    It was a good movie. I liked it and it was way better than some of the other so called \'horror\' movies that are out.

  • May 19, 2013 xz00000000150480
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  • March 18, 2013 ik00000000141723
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    Wow, who would have thought that this movie, based on a true story, would have left me hypnotized and inspired. A delicious romp of terror, creepiness and love. Highly recommend it...considering I love wasting my hard-earned money!

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Weekend Box Office: 'Mama' at Number One with $28 Million

Posted by
Eric Larnick on January 20, 2013

NEW YORK - Jessica Chastain easily outmuscled Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mark Wahlberg over the weekend, topping the box office with both her supernatural horror film "Mama" and the Oscar-nominated Osa...

'Mama': Jessica Chastain, Andy Muschietti, Guillermo del Toro On Modern Horror

Posted by
Bryan Cairns on January 18, 2013

Love can be warm, fuzzy and blissful. Or, in director/writer Guillermo del Toro's world, it can be supernatural, obsessive and creepy. That's certainly the case in "Mama."Based on a three-minute short...

Guillermo del Toro Talks 'Mama,' Jessica Chastain And 'Horrifying' Child Actors

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on January 17, 2013

Guillermo del Toro is no stranger to tales of abandoned children. His fascination with lonely young souls is partially why Andy Muschietti's haunting short film, "Mama," caught his attention. The stor...

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