John Lucas and Scott Moore, the same guys who brought us the Hangover trilogy now bring us a new film called Bad Moms. The film stars Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell who are all Moms with Kids at the same school, when they get pushed to the limit they decide to have some fun. Meanwhile the PTA president Christina Applegate is not happy with them which inevitably leads to conflict and comedy.
When three overworked and under-appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun, and comedic self-indulgence.
Amy (Mila Kunis) is the main protagonist of the film, a mum who seems to have it altogether but a combination of work life, home life and the PTA eventually cause her to take a break. Thats where Carla (Kathryn Hahn) and Kiki (Kristen Bell) come in. Out of these three Carla is incredibly independent, Kiki is pretty much the complete opposite and Amy is somewhere in the middle.
However these ladies are opposed by PTA president Gwendolyn (Christina Applegate), Stacey (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Vicky (Annie Mumolo). Gwendolyn was set out as the strong Mom who had in all sorted while the other two were mostly there to have a equal number of Moms but at least there were also pretty useful in highlighting the different sides to Gwendolyn.
The film started out with a lot of narration, some of which seemed a bit like overkill and it was surprising how quickly they forgot about the workplace scenes. There were a lot of jokes in this film, a lot of them didn’t quite work for me but then again I don’t think I am quite the target market that they are aiming at with this film. However there was a lot of laughter throughout the film and even some nice heartfelt moments as well.
One of my particular favourite moments was when Kiki finally stood up for herself and when it happened the audience literally cheered for her. However it wasn’t just her, pretty much every character grew in some way over the course of the film. Even Amy’s kids Jane (Oona Laurence) and Dylan (Emjay Anthony) grew a lot with Jane learning to relax more and Dylan learning a new skill.
Honesty I don’t really know what I expected from this film as I mostly went to see it because it was one of the few films that fit in with my plans for the day. However I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised by Bad Moms and I really liked the way it ended plus the credits were pretty cool as well. The cast were great, the story was decent enough and if you go and see it I am sure that you will probably have a good time watching Bad Moms.