Bad Moms

This looked like just another bad behavior movie that would be like all of the others.  They are never funny.

And yet Bad Mom was better than I thought.

Amy Mitchell (Mila Kunis) is a mom who has so many things to do.  Working at a coffee company, running her children around, PTA and bake sales, and handling the sudden vertigo of the family dog, Amy reached her breaking point.  Then she finds her husband online cheating on her, she kicks him out and heads out to the bar,  She meets up with two other moms, Kiki (Kristen Bell) and Carla (Kathryn Hahn), and they decide that they would now become bad moms.

After becoming bad moms, Amy found things starting to improve.  However, she was still having troubles with the bully PTA president Gwendolyn (Christina Applegate).

Now, Bad Moms is definitely a predictable film, but the three main actresses are funny and have a great chemistry together.  Kristen Bell was my favorite of the three because of how uncommon her character was.  These performances really helped keep this from becoming just another bad behavior comedy.

There was a good message shown in this film as well.  The importance of family, friends, breaking the role of women, and what is important in life is focused on and the film actually does a really good job of it.

Christina Applegate’s movie was a terrible stereotype, until the very end.  That character really has an interesting change at the end. I wish I had more of that throughout the film because I might have found her as more than the just simple bad guy character that you see in all of these films.

In the end, Bad Moms entertained me more than I thought it would.  I thought the actresses were great and the film was funny.  Emjay Anthony was Amy’s son and he is always good.  (I still want him to be the Sam Alexander-Nova in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  He would be so perfect.)  Yes, it was predictable, but that did not take away from the enjoyment I had.

3.3 stars

 

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