Brought to us by the writers of The Hangover Trilogy, Jon Lucas and Scott Moore and directed by them too, this carries all the hallmarks of those films, but with mothers instead of bachelors.
“Oh my God, that’s a giant bush!”
Amy Mitchell (Mila Kunis – Jupiter Ascending, Blood Ties) had her first child at age twenty. Now, two children and twelve years later, she’s up to her ears in family life and her clueless husband Mike (David Walton – About A Boy, Fired Up!) never lifts a finger to help.
Their children are spoiled, she runs them everywhere, makes all their food, does all their homework, attends interminable P.T.A. meetings, all the while being judged for her efforts by all and sundry.
After catching her husband engaging in strange internet practices and throwing him out, a particularly hard day leads her to find herself in a bar, where she meets up with two other Moms in a similar situation. Carla (Kathryn Hahn – We’re The Millers, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) is a single mother who never really wanted kids at all and Kiki (Kristen Bell – Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Frozen) is isolated at home and bullied by her husband.
Together the three of them decide (after plenty of drinks) that they will stop running themselves into the ground and just become “Bad Moms”. This sparks a very entertaining battle between the three of them and the “Alpha Moms”, lead by Gwendolyn (Christina Applegate – The Book of Life, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy), the head of the P.T.A. who is determined to rule the school with an iron fist.
Bad Moms is a very enjoyable film, funny but quite controversial in places and far more adult in content than I expected. Almost any mother will identify with this film and very probably take a few tips from it too! A must watch for comedy fans and a great choice for a laugh out loud girls night in.
P.J.s and popcorn at the ready….and play.
“You give your kids salad. Your remember your kids birthdays! I mean, I’ve sat here and watched you wait until your kid fell asleep before you got high.”
Bad Moms is available to buy now on DVD and Blu-ray.