“Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell. I literally did not need to know anything else about this movie to know that I wanted in. That trio of funny ladies tells me everything needed to put this on my must list.
Oh what, you still need more info? Okay fine. This trio are all mothers falling into different mother archetypes, and they are fed up with trying to be perfect mothers. So they decide, to hell with it, they’re gonna be bad moms. It starts off as a raunchy comedy with these repressed mommies cutting loose, but then it gets very heartfelt as they start to realize that there is no such thing as a perfect mom. As long as they are giving their all to their kids, who cares what judgey moms like Christina Applegate’s villainous PTA president have to say about it.
It did feel like they were holding back a bit and could have gone a little more extreme with the extreme behavior, or at least that’s how it felt at first. I wasn’t expecting such an emotional impact with the later parts of the film, and in retrospect, I think the two aspects were balanced pretty well. I went in wanting to laugh like crazy and left wanting to call my Mommy. I did almost text her, but I didn’t think there was a way to say “”I saw Bad Moms and thought of you”” that didn’t sound mean out of context.
Bottom line, after the awesome of Ghostbusters, it looks like women in cinema got another boost of girl power. Let’s hope the trend continues
Bad Moms – \m/ \m/ \m/ \n”