Movie moms: What 12 Oscar-nominated roles say about Hollywood

Published: Tuesday, May 7 2013 11:21 p.m. MDT

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Role: Naomi Watts as Maria Bennett in "The Impossible"

Oscar connection: nominated for Best Actress, 2013.

Empowering message: Raising her three sons was important enough to Maria Bennett that she stopped working as a medical doctor in order to be home for the boys. During a family vacation to Thailand for Christmas 2004, a killer tsunami separates the family. Despite suffering a life-threatening wound to her leg, Maria fights fiercely to keep her middle son alive long enough for the two of them to reunite with the rest of the family.
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Salt Lake City, UT

You've **got** to be kidding!?

The list starts out with movies like "The Impossible" and "The Blindside" then quickly descends into movies like "Throw Mama From The Train".

The reporter describes these movies with the following, "...the common thread these roles share is that each illustrates Hollywood's intermittent willingness to highlight strong mothers who convey messages of inspiration and empowerment.

Does the "reporter" **honestly** find **any** part of a message about the inspiring "empowerment" of mothers in a movie like, "Throw Mama From The Train"?

If I hadn't double-checked the calender I would wonder if this were some sort of "April Fools" day joke.

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