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September 17, 2016 | by  | in Film |
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Bad Moms

★★★

Directors: Jon Lucas and Scott Moore

 

Bad Moms is an American comedy about upper middle-class moms and their ‘first world’ problems.

Directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore (the guys that brought us the cinematic wonders known as The Hangover, The Hangover II, and more recently The Hangover III), Bad Moms will inevitably be 100 minutes of laughs.

The film stars overworked, overtired, and overcommitted ‘bad mom’ Amy played by mega-babe Mila Kunis, wet-fish bad mom Kiki played by Kristen Bell, and the mouthy, slutty bad mom Carla played by Kathryn Hahn. We follow the efforts of the ‘bad moms’ in their battle against PTA control freak Gwendolyn (Christina Applegate). The three band together to stay out past bedtime, take store bought doughnuts to the school bake sale, and eat fruit loops—without buying them first!

There are husbands in it too—although they’re all pretty useless (apart from the widowed hottie) and don’t get much screen time (apart from the widowed hottie). The general moral of the story is that all parents are just doing their best (aw) and they don’t always get it right (no kidding), but they really do love their kids (aw again). Did you need to hear any more clichés or are you good? It’s basically a middle aged Mean Girls written by dudes who think “punch her in the tit” is a comedy highlight.

Despite all this it does manage to be funny at times, usually when Kathryn Hahn is allowed a break from pashing girls or punching tits and gets in a line about her atrocious parenting. If you tune out a bit and just accept that it’s trashy, mildly funny, and reasonably feel-good I suspect you’ll thoroughly enjoy it. Not to mention Mila Kunis is effing hot. If only it were written by Tina Fey.

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