While Netflix's mom-com Wine Country boasted a deep bench of Emmy winners, its next attempt at the genre stars three Oscar nominees. The Otherhood cast stars Felicity Huffman, Angela Bassett, and Patricia Arquette as three recent empty-nesters trying to navigate life after kids. Fed up with their three adult sons basically ignoring them in lieu of their new adult lives — they don't even bother texting on Mother's Day — the moms stage a surprise visit to ambush them. And just to drive home this nightmare scenario, the trio of moms don't bother booking themselves hotels; instead, they invite themselves to crash at their sons' apartments, apparently forgetting how gross boys are? Anyway, it doesn't go very well.
But far from being a film about moms with boundary issues (which they definitely are, but that's not the point), Otherhood explores how necessary it is for mothers to reclaim their identities through a relationship with themselves after their kids grow up. Bassett described having adult kids as "essentially being broken up with little by little by little — they're just not into you anymore" in an interview with NPR ahead of the film's release. So instead of forcing a connection with their kids, the moms actually learn how to reconnect to themselves in their next phase of life. Here's more on the cast and where else you might have seen them.