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Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston in ‘Mother’s Day’ (Ron Batzdorff /Open Road Films via AP) To say that some of the reviews for Mother’s Day are negative is like saying Game of Thrones contains mildly suggestive material: It is an understatement of the highest order. The latest Garry Marshall-directed ensemble rom-com that centers around a universally celebrated, secular holiday has been completely annihilated by critics. Here’s a sampling of some of the harshest things that have been written so far about a movie in which Julia Roberts is inexplicably forced to adopt a hair style worse than the Saturday Night Live’s Target Lady’s. Jon Frosch, The Hollywood Reporter: “Even if you haven’t seen Garry Marshall’s last two holiday-pegged efforts — Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve, with their generous smattering of stars, sub-sitcom one-liners and shameless heartstring yanking — it won’t take long to figure out what kind of movie Mother’s Day is. Mother’s Day is bad from the start, and it doesn’t get better.” David Ehrlich, Indiewire: “Lifeless, ugly, and vaguely evil in its gross attempt to offer something for everyone, Mother’s Day doesn’t feel like a movie so much as it does a cinematic adaptation of Walmart.” Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times: “Motherhood, let no one disagree, is hard work.