5 Memorable Movie Moms and Why We Love Them
Here, just in time for Mother's Day, a few matriarchs worth buttering popcorn for.
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The Movie: Edward Scissorhands (1990)

The Mom: Dianne Wiest as Peg Boggs

The Plot: World's sweetest Avon Lady opens heart and home to the ultimate stray. (Could be argued that it doesn't exactly require a whole lot of goodness to take in Johnny Depp.)
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The Movie: About a Boy (2002)

The Mom: Toni Collette as Fiona Brewer

The Plot: Pale, limp, crunchy-granola suicidal mother is in way over her really bad haircut. On the plus side, loves nerdy son fiercely enough to get some help in the form of Hugh Grant.
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The Movie: The Incredibles (2004)

The Mom: Holly Hunter as Helen Parr, a.k.a. Elastigirl

The Plot: Lots of multitasking moms complain of being stretched too thin, but this one has the power to make like an enormous rubber band, hold the entire clan together, and, oh, yeah, save the world.
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The Movie: Precious (2009)

The Mom: Mo'nique as Mary

The Plot: Mommie Dearest pimps out her teen to the kid's own father. After 110 soul-crushing minutes, you'll apologize for ever whining about being forced to wear coat over Halloween costume.
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The Movie: The Fighter (2010)

The Mom: Melissa Leo as Alice Ward

The Plot: Domineering, animal-print-loving, bleached-blonde mother pushes son into boxing ring to be beaten to a bloody pulp; miraculously steals our hearts by movie's end.

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