Bad Moms

(2016)

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Title:
Bad Moms
Release Date:
28th July 2016
Runtime:
101 min
MPAA Rating:
R
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Directors:
Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Writers:
Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Languages:
English
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1080p / 720p / 480p

Storyline

In this new comedy from the grateful husbands and devoted fathers who wrote The Hangover, Amy has a seemingly perfect life--a great marriage, over-achieving kids, beautiful home and a career. However she's over-worked, over-committed and exhausted to the point that she's about to snap. Fed up, she joins forces with two other over-stressed moms on a quest to liberate themselves from conventional responsibilities--going on a wild, un-mom-like binge of long overdue freedom, fun and self-indulgence--putting them on a collision course with PTA Queen Bee Gwendolyn and her clique of devoted perfect moms.

Ratings

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 64%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience 77%
IMDb Rating 6.3

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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by YourUncle Darnell 29th July, 2016

A failure with some nasty hateful parts

This is another example of how a good comedy is far more difficult to make than a good drama or action flick. I was dragged along to this movie by a friend hoping that it would not be as bad as the trailers and TV spots suggested. It is. I really wanted this movie to surprise me, to make me laugh to make me care for the characters and have some investment in the story, but it failed to achieve any of that. What I saw was a two hour mess of a movie. An unfunny, poorly written, poorly edited, contrived cash-in on the beloved Hangover franchise. It has some of the poorest dialogue and worst performances I've seen in a while. I honestly can't think of any redeeming qualities that this film has. The ugly gag about uncircumcised men is particularly nasty and reveals a mean spirit considering that circumcision rates are declining in the USA and currently at only about 60%. So that's almost half the domestic population that has been insulted by the dirtbags responsible for this disaster. What pathology is behind this scene one can only guess at.

Reviewed by jdesando 29th July, 2016

Ribald and Raunchy--an enjoyable companion to new Ghostbusters.

Part raunchy comedy and part sharp social commentary, Bad Moms should please those seeking a Bridesmaids relief in the summer doldrums and those seeking insight into modern motherhood. Directors and writers (Hangover) Jon Lucas and Scott Moore have a bold entry into summer comic stakes already well represented by the female-driven Ghostbusters. Amy (Mila Kunis) is a highly functioning mom with 2 adorable kids, a demanding job, and a slacking husband, Mike (David Walton). I like the set up because it is all too real—stressed out modern mom trying to be perfect. What ensues is liberation of the motherly spirit, with a little help from her two buddies, Kiki (Kristen Bell) and Carla (Kathryn Hahn). Booze and rowdiness ensue with some crisp dialogue (pop culture allusions abound e.g. Ike Turner and ISIS), the kind I found lacking in the other buddy film recently, Absolutely Fabulous. Although combat with the uptight PTA president, Gwendolyn (Christina Applegate), has an arc you could predict, the commentary about the clash between good-mom and bad-mom is frequently spot on, especially as Amy parses the meaning of "bad mom." It's not what you'd expect, but it is so insightful and encouraging that all good moms and dads will embrace the bad. Some of the sexual humor, notably from socially-rough Carla, downright challenges the R rating but in a good way because without it the bad mom theme has no strength or rather is just too boring to stand on its own. The adults in our preview audience roared as the humor became bluer and bluer, and not just because they were at a free film. If you are a mom of any color and size, or a dad who cares, this fantasy will move you to shake your head in agreement that being a good mom means you have to be a bad one. Go figure.

Reviewed by rgkarim 28th July, 2016

Mom's the word in this stupid, silly, surprisingly moral filled movie

Moms, everyone at some point has had one in some shape or form. Our world today focuses on portraying these lovely women (and sometimes men) as either saints or monsters depending on the acts. Over the years the image of a mom has changed, often gearing towards being a perfect role model who does no wrong and should she make a mistake is cast as a cretin. However, tonight's film decides to explore a different venue, one that is certain to be entertaining to some audiences. Yes, I'm talking about Bad Moms, a comedy that is certain to start up online riots. Hi Robbie K here and I'm back with another review, let's get started. The GOOD • Delivers what's promised in the trailers • Short run time • Decent story with good morals • Good acting This review is difficult to write, because I have to keep in mind the target audience the developers had in mind. If you haven't seen the trailers, then you might not know that Bad Moms is an over-the-top, ridiculous comedy geared towards moms, and guess what… that is exactly what you get. If you were expecting something different, then you will be disappointed, but this movie certainly delivers the silliness promised. It's comedy is geared towards what many of my female friends joke about including sexual innuendos, superficial lust jokes, and more meme worthy quotes than you can count. Especially in the beginning, the movie is a one- stop joke box that draws as much stupidity as possible, which kept much of the audience laughing. While the comedy may not have been up my alley, to my surprise Bad Moms had a decent story. Again one shouldn't be surprised that the movie has a plot geared towards mothers and the issues they face. I myself began to roll my eyes at the cheesy drama of the plot and the emphasis on superficial things like sex, alcohol, and a bit of drugs. However, the second act packed that sentimental punch that really hooked me into the movie. The morals embedded in the over dramatic speeches and symphony laden sequences are very powerful and may teach significant others and kids an important lesson. I applaud the directors for being able to drive such a message in a comedy like this, but that certainly gained bonus points in my book. Again, mothers will feel this point the most, but those who have an open mind might feel it in your heart as well Another saving grace is the acting in this movie. I went in expecting really bad work to mold out of the word work and shallow talent. And in truth I kind of got what I expected, but also got some surprises. Mila Kunis did a nice job in this simplistic role, and was able to inject some depth into it. Kathryn Hahn is your number one comedy guru, doing nothing but acting like an ass and having a mouth to go with it. Kristen Bell is…cute, but her character's awkwardness has a limited role of providing a few good lines and very empowering moment. As for the bad girls, well nothing really magical about this performance, other than yeah they are good at being a five-letter word for a dog. The BAD • Very lazy writing • Stupid • Not really unique This is tough to write and not upset people, but I'll do my best. Yes, the movie does deliver what the trailer promised, but that doesn't mean it's the best quality when compared to other films. Bad Moms writing is essentially how many rants, shouts, and one-liner quotes can be fit in a ninety-minute run time. It's fun and enjoyable, but it certainly is lazy writing, especially once the F bombs and penis grenades are dropped. Sometimes these jokes are timed very well, or delivered in a manner that capitalizes the fun (thank you Kathryn Hahn). However, the sheen does dull after the tenth iteration and had me bored until the story picked up. The lack of cleverness also shows just how stupid the movie is as well. Something else that may cross the line is some of the more intense party moments our directors filmed (alcohol anyone). As such, the unique quality of this film is very lacking and quickly falls into the mediocre milieu that plagues the theaters these days. In addition, some of the comedy could be "insulting" to the more traditional member. Therefore exercise caution, pay attention to the rating, and avoid the movie if you are easily offended. The Verdict Bad Moms is certainly not the best film to arrive at the silver screen, but it is also exactly what you expected from the trailers. The team certainly created a movie geared toward the mom audience and I have no doubt most in this category, and a few significant others, will laugh their heads off. Therefore I have to give points to the directors for delivering the promised laughs and story. However, it still is a very simplistic movie that does not contain anything really unique, nor the best comedy I have seen. It's just fun. Other than for a girl's night out, I cannot recommend this one for the theater, but certainly take a look at it on RedBox. My scores are: Comedy: 7.5-8.0 (because it delivers to its category) Movie Overall: 5.5-6.0

Reviewed by Niki Kefala 28th July, 2016

Fun and motherhood

In this new comedy from the writers of "The Hangover", you can expect drugs, sex, bad language and lot of drinks. If you have watched "The Hangover" then you know what I mean, only that this time we deal with motherhood and women in crisis. There are some laughs and some sentimental (nothing too serious though), but they are not enough for making a forgettable movie. But it's an entertaining comedy and the performances are funny and not so bad as... the moms are. It's summer time and a movie like this seems ideal- I wouldn't recommended to watch it with your kids because of all that mentioned above. Motherhood is difficult but still you can have fun. nikisreviews.com