I wanted to see this film when it came out but as it goes with most stories, I didn’t have they money at the time. However, now that I have seen it, my life is complete. Probably. Mostly.
Bad Moms was directed and written by Jon Lucas & Scott Moore. Jon and Lucas have worked closely together for quite some time, having written and directed 21 &Over (2013). They also have writing credits for Four Christmases (2008), Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009), and The Hangover (2009). This movie stars Mila Kunis (Amy), Kathryn Hahn (Carla), Kristen Bell (Kiki), Christina Applegate (Gwendolyn), Jada Pinkett Smith (Stacy), and Annie Mumolo (Vicky). Plus, you gotta have kids to be moms, so there was Oona Laurence (Jane) and Emjay Anthony (Dylan).
The movie revolves around Amy and how she is treated as a mom (and person). When she kicks her husband out, has her work hours cut, and her children treat her poorly, she rebels. On top of all that, she’s started a war with the Super Moms at the school. Under all that stress, she befriends two other moms: Carla and Kiki. They get a bit wild in the process of finding a better balance in their lives.
I loved this film! It made me laugh so much, which is what I needed at that moment. As a parent (step-mom) I understood a little about being underappreciated by kids, but I am no where near as qualified as these ladies were. The trio were an amazing force to be reckoned with and I loved every single one of them. The house party was outrageous and just inspiring! It definitely shows modern and mostly accurate mom problems these days; children taking advantage of their parents and parents taken advantage of the school system. Plus, a wide range of parenting styles! The hands off mom, the mom in need of assistance, the mom who does everything, and the picture perfect mom. Either way, I can’t wait to watch it again!
I give Bad Moms (2016) a 9/10 while Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 5.6/10. Did you see this film? Love it/hate it — comment below!