In the film One Day, opening today, Patricia Clarkson plays Alison, the charming, doomed mother of boorish, upper-crust Dexter (Jim Sturgess). This follows her appearances as the charming, hip mom in Easy A; the charming, ex-groupie mother in Friends with Benefits; and the charming, sexed-up mom in the Saturday Night Live digital short “Motherlover.”
In the gallery below, we honor Hollywood’s hottest mom with a look back at a decade’s worth of her most maternal moments.
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Happy Constitution Day!
Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.