In this hilarious and heartfelt comedy from the writing duo behind The Hangover, Amy (Mila Kunis) has a seemingly perfect life – a great marriage, over-achieving kids, beautiful home and a career. However, she’s over-worked, over-committed and exhausted to the point that she’s about to snap. Fed up, she joins forces with two other over-stressed moms (Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn) on a quest to liberate themselves from conventional responsibilities – going on a wild, un-mom-like binge of long overdue freedom, fun and self-indulgence – putting them on a collision course with PTA Queen Bee Gwendolyn (Christina Applegate) and her clique of devoted perfect moms (Jada Pinkett Smith and Annie Mumolo). See the movie that critics are cheering as “…a funny, giddy, sentimental laugh-in…” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times.
What We Thought:
Bad Moms is exactly what I expected it to be. I laughed a few times, but I’m not the target audience for it whatsoever.
My sister wants to see it and she’ll like it. She’s a mom and likes the cast so it’s perfect for her. Some of it annoyed me, but again I did laugh at times.
My issue with the premise is, I don’t feel bad for parents who have a hard time dealing with kids, work, family, etc. Oh no you have to drive your kids to soccer practice and make dinner, that sucks. You shouldn’t have had kids then if you wanted an easier life. They are your responsibility. Don’t want that much responsibility, don’t have kids. Mila Kunis’ character had her daughter at 20 and has a hard time balancing work, kids, family and more. You make a terrible life decision and I’m supposed to feel bad that your life is complicated? Nope not happening.
I did like that her daughter called her selfish at one point. Mila’s character separates from her husband, starts dating, makes new friends and her kids’ lives suffer because of it. She’s hungover and not making breakfast. Her daughter gets kicked off the soccer team. Actions have consequences.
Plus I wanted to see Christina Applegate’s character punched over and over again. I understand she has to be the antagonist in the film, but how is she not punched square in the face? Like Mike Tyson says, everyone has a plan till they get punched in the mouth.
But I might have laughed more than expected. Kathryn Hahn usually makes me laugh and she did here. Kristen Bell plays a more reserved character and I think that works best for her. Kunis made me laugh and the three of them did have good chemistry together.
I think we know who Bad Moms is geared towards and that’s fine. It’s definitely not targeted towards me. It did give me some laughs, but I’m not sure if it’s something I’d watch again. But I’m sure the target audience will love it. It did real well at the box office so there’s clearly an audience for it, just not me.
RECOMMENDED FOR THE TARGET AUDIENCE!
- Gag Reel
- Deleted Scenes
- Cast & Mom Interviews
Cast & Crew:
- Mila Kunis
- Christina Applegate
- Kristen Bell
- Kathryn Hahn
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- The Other Woman