What is a “bad mom?” There are so many different parenting styles, it really hard to judge what makes a good mom from a bad one. The makers of The Hangover series decided to tackle this theme in their film Bad Moms. I was lucky enough to have had the opportunity to have attended a screening of Bad Moms! I, along with other Ottawa Mommy Club Bloggers and followers, sat, watched and laughed along with these laugh out loud moms through this comedic adventure.
Below are some details about Bad Moms and a short review of this movie:
Release Date: Friday, July 29, 2015.
Cast: Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Jay Hernandez, Clark Duke, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Annie Mumolo.
Directors: Jon Lucas and Scott Moore.
Running Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes.
Rating: R – Rrrrrreally not for kids, but is great for plenty of laughs!
What is Bad Moms About?
Amy is a mom who wants to do it all for her family and is usually the last on her to-do list. As she reaches her boiling point, she meets Carla and Kiki, two other moms who are at the opposite ends of the spectrum from each other but are also fed up with motherhood. They become friends and let loose and have fun, putting themselves in the sights of the Head of the PTA, Gwendolyn, and her pair of friends who want to keep their brand of order to their children’s school.
What Did I Think About Bad Moms?
From start to finish, this movie was full of laughs and plenty of motherhood moments I was able to relate to. Mila Kunis portrayed Amy’s character very well. So many moms feel as though they should be able to do it all, and then become disappointed when they realize they can’t do it all. It was fun to see Amy’s transformation from wanting to please everyone to becoming a stronger person.
I was happy that Kristen Bell (Kiki) and Kathryn Hahn (Carla) were Kunis’ gal pals in the film. They were both so funny and crazy in their own unique ways, and the movie would not have been the same without them. Christina Applegate as Gwendolyn was refreshing to see. I have not seen a movie where she has played a villain, and she made me cringe and/or laugh whenever she was on the screen.
Overall, Bad Moms was a great movie. The message I took away from this film was that there was no way any mom could be perfect, so moms should not strive to be. Moms should try their best to raise loving kids and care about themselves as well.
After our screening, we headed over to Moxie’s Gloucester to have a Bad Moms moment of our own. We ordered drinks, toasted the movie, and chatted the night away while nibbling on Med-bread (fresh-baked flatbread served with three dips).
Each of us also received official Bad Moms swag! Here is what each of us got to bring home:
- Two types of teas to help “bad moms’ feel better
- A sleep mask and ear plugs to use during “Me Time”
- A “Not To-Do List” notepad
We had a great time, and I go to catch up with bloggers I had met previously and get to know new ones. All of the ladies had a fun Bad Moms-themed evening!
Click here to find out more information about Bad Moms!
Disclaimer: I received passes to a screening of Bad Moms in order to write this review. The views I shared are my own.