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

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

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Adrian Pennino in "Rocky"

Oscar connection: nominated for Best Actress, 1977.

Empowering message: Adrian Pennino isn't a mother during the original "Rocky" but she still makes this list because in each of the five subsequent additions to the "Rocky" franchise, that same Adrian character is in fact a full-fledged mother. And at every step of the way, Adrian offers unwavering support to her boxer husband as well as a levelheaded voice of reason to counterbalance her chronically drunk brother, Paulie.
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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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