Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Movie Review Madness - Bad Moms

Bad Moms is very R and very hilarious.  I went by myself, but this was obviously a ladies day out type movie. Lots of groups of women were howling up a storm (in a good way). The energy in the theater was palpable.  Mila Kunis as Amy truly has a star turn in this movie – she is perfect as the working mother who’s trying to keep up with life. Life is winning – it’s tough to pack the perfect lunch, bring the super healthy baked goods for PTA, juggle a (cheating) husband, and support your kids.

Christina Applegate is Gwendolyn – she seems to be the super mom who leads the PTA like a Nazi. She and her posse are the mean adult girls. After a particularly horrendous day, Amy arrives late to PTA and says, “No.”  No to volunteering, no to rules, no no no……….well that does not go over well and a war ensues between Amy and Gwendolyn. Amy stops making her kids breakfast and lunches. She stops doing the special homework. She goes out drinking with her new renegade mom/friends played by Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn (laugh out loud funny. She is comedy joy).

The movie gets a tad outrageous and the language can be rather blue, but the overall story is worthwhile and well done. The kids learn how to be a bit independent. Amy shows you can be a good mom without being a helicopter. There is an emphasis on friendship and empowerment.  Stay through the end credits where the actresses and their real life moms answer a few questions. It’s really cool.
Bad Moms is one of the most enjoyable movies I’ve seen this summer. I did not have high expectations and was very happy and entertained. Grab some friends and go have a laugh together.


16 comments:

  1. Not my kind of movie, but glad you enjoyed it.
    Funny to think of Applegate as a mother now. It was weird at first to see Winona Ryder as a mother in Stranger Things.

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  2. Sounds like a fun outing to escape the heat :)

    betty

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  3. Pleased you enjoyed it Joanne. I haven't heard of that one.
    Yvonne.

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  4. Sounds like a fun one. I'll probably give it a watch when out on netflix.

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  5. This one sounds like so much fun. :)

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    1. It is a hoot as long as you know it is very R on language

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  6. Some of my friends have seen it and raved how funny it is. I'll wait for pay per view though.

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  7. Kathryn Hahn is a favorite from when she was in "Crossing Jordan." Doubt I'll see the movie unless it comes to free TV (we don't do movie theaters or cable TV), but if she's in it, it makes the whole movie better.

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    1. I was not familiar with her work. She almost stole the show

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  8. Ir's a "Ladies Day Out" kind of movie? Would dudes get scowled at?
    I still have bad memories about "First Wives Club."

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  9. Ir's a "Ladies Day Out" kind of movie? Would dudes get scowled at?
    I still have bad memories about "First Wives Club."

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