29 Jul 2016
It gets too much with Bad Moms, for them in time and so, they decide to take charge of their lives again. Rediscovering happiness and a sense of self-satisfaction.
Critics Rating:3.5 / 5
Avg. Readers Rating:
3.3 / 5
Cast:Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jay Hernandez, Carl Duke, Lea McKendrick, David Walton
DIRECTION:Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
DURATION:1 hour 40 minutes
STORY: Amy (Kunis), Carla (Hahn) and Kiki (Bell) each deal with their respective day-to-day responsibilities, commitments and the various stresses and strains that life throws their way. It all gets too much for them in time, and so, they decide to take charge of their lives again. And in doing so, they rediscover happiness and a sense of self-satisfaction.
REVIEW: Things may not be all peaches and cream for these three working mothers, but when they let go and decide do whatever (and whoever) they please, they really take it to the limit.
Much of the film's charm rests on Mila Kunis' shoulders, with her character being the most developed. She freaks out one day, when she finds out that her husband has being having an affair with a woman over the internet, via video chat. Her two friends are complete opposites of each other, but after a night out on the tiles, the three of them agree - and also bond over the fact - that being a good mother is not exactly the easiest thing in the world. They know they're far from perfect. Unlike the local alpha-woman Gwendolyn (Applegate), who comes across as leading a picture perfect life and seemingly in complete control of everything. It's not long before Gwendolyn sees an increasingly empowered Amy as a threat to her, especially when Amy tries to become the PTA president. Both Amy and Gwendolyn try to undermine the other's social standing, to hilarious results.
The humour incidentally, is quite bawdy, with the vast majority of the raunchy lines reserved for Carla. For example, the first step in her solution for getting Amy's life back on track is for the latter to head to a bar, meet a guy and then head back to one of their places for some no-strings-attached sex. Carla also takes it upon herself to get Amy a wardrobe makeover in order to increase her sexiness quotient.
Bad Moms sometimes falters when attempts at mushy sentimentality are made. That being said, as a buddy flick, it delivers the goods, with a good amount of laugh-out-loud moments too.
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