I remember there being quite a bit of hype around Bad Moms before it came out and I was excited to see it. This movie has an epic cast, Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett-Smith and more are here and clearly having an awesome time making this movie.
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Bad Moms was released on July 29, 2016. You can download or stream the film from a digital platform. Click on the Download button at the end of this review and make your choice. Also, check out the sequel – A Bad Moms Christmas.
The Movie Review
Mila Kunis plays Amy. Amy is stressed to the max, she has a full-time job, but she has two kids, a dog, and a cheating husband to deal with. Also, the PTA at her school which is ruled with an iron fist by Gwendolyn is putting her over the edge as well. It is all too much and she snaps at a meeting!
The Key Facts About the Film
|Movie Title||Bad Moms|
|Release Date||July 29, 2016|
|Cast||Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and more|
|Sequel||A Bad Moms Christmas|
|Main Characters||Amy (Mila Kunis), Carla (Kathryn Hahn), Kiki (Kristen Bell)|
|Plot||Amy, a stressed mother with a full-time job, two kids, a dog, and a cheating husband, forms an unlikely friendship with two other “bad moms” and embarks on a mission to confront the strict PTA led by Gwendolyn.|
|Humor and Message||The movie balances crude humor with addressing the challenges of motherhood and the PTA. Some viewers may find it preachy and predictable.|
|Entertainment Value||The film delivers crude and over-the-top humor, making audiences laugh out loud.|
|Directors||Jon Lucas and Scott Moore|
Meeting New Friends
It is in a bar that Amy meets our two other “bad moms” who make up our trio of heroes in this movie. We have Carla who is a single mom who loves to party, Kathryn Hahn is awesome in this role by the way! Carla is more of a hands-off letting her son do what they want kind of mom.
Rounding up our trio of bad moms is Kiki. Kiki is played by Kristen Bell and she has four kids and is a stay-at-home mom who is kind of treated like a slave by her husband. Kiki loves how Amy stood up to those nazi moms that run the PTA and the three of them become friends and start hanging out.
We basically have our three moms decide that they have taken enough crap and now they are going to have some fun. Seeing these three cut loose and start enjoying life and becoming closer is a lot of fun. I would not go as far as to say that this is a gross-out comedy or anything like that, but it is sure to make you laugh many times while you watch it.
Sick of the way that the PTA is ruled, Amy decides to run for president. I will say that this movie is about as predictable as you can get, but that does not make it bad. You could tell pretty early on that we were going to get some kind of big soapbox speech about how hard it is to be a mom and it 100 percent is hard for moms. However, this movie was way too preachy and predictable with the way it went about it in my opinion. However, I have no doubt many people found it relatable.
Balancing Comedy and Message
I get the impression that Jon Lucas and Scott Moore wanted to walk a fine line with this movie. They wanted to make an over-the-top laugh-out-loud comedy, but at the same time, they had a “message” that they wanted to get out there too. I applaud them for this, but I legit think we would have had a better movie if they just went all in with the comedy. The message is a good one, but I think it comes at the expense of the fun a bit.
What I will say is that our three leads are awesome and just so much fun to see. While I do think that A Bad Moms Christmas is a slightly better movie, I do feel you have to watch this one first so that you care about the characters. I for one would not be against seeing a third movie with these three ladies, perhaps seeing them as they deal with their kids growing up and leaving home would be a good idea.
- I wish they went further with the comedy over the “mom message”
- All three of the moms are likable and fun in their own way
- To be fair, I am sure many moms will love the message that this movie is saying
- There are some great laugh out loud moments in this movie
- I think that the sequel is better
- Jada Pinkett-Smith is like nails on a chalkboard for me!