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Mama (2013)

PG-13 | | Horror, Thriller | 18 January 2013 (USA)
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A young couple take in their 2 nieces only to suspect that a supernatural spirit named Mama has latched itself to their family.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Annabel
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Lucas / Jeffrey
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Victoria
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Lilly (as Isabelle Nelisse)
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Dr. Dreyfuss
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Mama
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Jean Podolski / Mama (Voice)
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Young Victoria
David Fox ...
Burnsie
Dominic Cuzzocrea ...
Ron
Christopher Marren ...
Cop (as Chris Marren)
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Nina
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Judge
Diane Gordon ...
Louise
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Young Cop
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Storyline

The senior partner of an investment brokerage, Jeffrey Desange, has a breakdown due to a financial collapse and kills several co-workers and his estranged wife. He then kidnaps his two young daughters, Victoria 3 and Lilly just 1. He drives his car recklessly through a winding snow covered road. He loses control of his car and drives off an embankment. He finds an abandoned and isolated cabin where he plans to kill his daughters, but the children are saved by a dark ghostly image. After five years of searching and depleting his savings, Jeffrey's twin brother, Lucas, finds the children that were raised without social interaction and claim that they have been raised by 'Mama'. Lucas disputes the custody with the children's Great Aunt but Dr. Dreyfuss, who is working with the girls, helps Lucas get custody of the girls so that he can still have access to them. Lucas, his girlfriend Annabel, Victoria and Lilly move into a house provided by the institute that Dr. Dreyfuss works for. Lucas... Written by Stephanie Carter

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A mother's love is forever.

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and terror, some disturbing images and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 January 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mamá  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,123,052, 20 January 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$71,628,180

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$146,428,180
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mama's appearance was inspired by a painting by Amedeo Modigliani, owned by Andy Muschietti. See more »

Goofs

When Jessica takes Dr Dreyfuss' laptop from his office the name Vaio can be clearly seen on the top, but when she is looking at the laptop at home the name is not there. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Dreyfuss: There is no rational explanation that supports this theory. But it is only the ability to embrace the different reality, that makes science expand beyond the limits of what we know. However, extraordinary claims require extraordinary proofs.
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Connections

Referenced in Sean Bradley Reviews: IT (Part 1 - The Losers' Club) (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Vampire Guitar
Written by Gerard Misael
Arranged by Alberto Bernad, Marcel Cifré, Gerard Misael, Sergio Roldán y Javier R. Cortes
Performed by Mr. Mîsael & los Atormentados
® 2012 by Mr. Mîsael & los Atormentados
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IMDb rating is far too high in my opinion
17 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

My girlfriend & I bought this DVD to watch one evening & we both could not get to grips with it, the story is too far-fetched & lacked any aspect that could draw the viewer in, there are few "jumpy bits". The only merit of this film is that the character "Mama" is a real person where the only changes are that his hair is CGI. Upon seeing the film on the shelf I turned to IMDb, as I usually do to see what the ratings are, most modern horrors tend to score relatively low but this seemed to have a respectable score which I think is ill-considered. Another film where a potential good idea has been poorly executed, I would not recommend this film to anybody, extremely annoyed that I paid £7 to own this.


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