Like many girls out there, my mom is my best friend and I often find myself questioning how she does it all – from the PTA to lacrosse games to cooking dinner every night. Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn capture a day-in-the-life and more in a hilarious tribute to moms everywhere.
Bad Moms is the epitome of every mother’s thoughts at some point during the day – to quit. To stop the PTA meetings, to have their kids make their own breakfast, to have a quiet, relaxing day to themselves. The leading ladies of this film give an unforgettable, riotous performance that will bring moms everywhere out of their baby blues.
Filled with quips that moms are tired of saying and children are tired of hearing, like “Because I’m your mom,” the moms’ riotous behavior, such as destroying a grocery store and throwing a PTA party stocked with win, leaves audience members in a permanent state of laughter from start to finish.
Based in a Chicago suburb, Amy (Mila Kunis) struggles to balance a sales job at a coffee company three days a week, a cheating, ungrateful husband, and two middle-school-aged children who can’t make themselves breakfast. She does homework and housework, carpools and PTA meetings, she’s a soccer mom and a working mom, all at the same time — and she does so flawlessly, except for a few coffee spills along the way. By the end of the day, Amy’s had enough of feeling under-appreciated and overworked and says the one thing everyone is too afraid to admit — women work too hard to try to be supermoms, which just is not realistic.
With the help of outrageous single-mom Carla (Kathryn Hahn) and buttoned-up housewife of four, Kiki (Kristen Bell), Amy becomes confident in her ability to be a bad mom, which includes having her kids do their own science projects (for a change) and bringing her daughter to a spa day instead of going to Mandarin class.
But, what’s a mommy movie without some mama drama? Much of Bad Moms surrounds a mommy war between Amy and the monstrous PTA President Gwendolyn (Christina Applegate), who seriously disproves of Amy’s newest parenting approach. Straight out of Stepford Community, Gwendolyn and her two minions, housewives Vicky (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Jane (Annie Mumolo), make it their goal to sabotage Amy and her children.
Even better, it wouldn’t be a mommy-movie, good enough to get away from the kids for a day, without a little eye candy! And Jay Hernandez is just that. The super hunk plays Jesse, a handsome widower all of the moms fawn over.
While Bad Moms is the extreme, it has the ability to give moms the freedom – even just an hour and half to go SEE the movie – to be the best mom they can be, on their own terms. With Kathryn Hahn’s gut-wrenchingly funny one-liners, Kristen Bell’s hilarious ignorance and Mila Kunis’s bad-assery, I am giving all moms a hall pass on mothering for a day to see Bad Moms.