By Emily Disman
Jon Lucas and Scott Moore have done it again! These amazing producers have impressed audiences once again with a comical and entertaining movie. Having both written and produced other fan favorites including The Hangover and 21 and Over, these two men have quite an insight on true humor. Their newest film, Bad Moms, exceeded all expectations and kept the audience laughing for the entire time. Not only is the movie incredibly funny, but it is also extremely relatable to the real world. Personally, I thought the movie had a great storyline and great acting. Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn all did a fantastic job becoming their characters. Considering that all three of these actresses are moms in real life, it definitely made the movie more realistic.
Bad Moms is a about a mother named Amy (Mila Kunis) and how she has a husband, amazing children, a great career, but often feels overworked. In order to limit her conventional responsibilities, Amy, along with two other moms, Kiki and Carla (Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn), work together to ultimately defeat the PTA president and her group of perfect moms. Although this movie is mainly comical, it also shows the true feelings of many moms and how they only want the best for their children. It reveals the hard work all moms put in one hundred percent of the time in order to get their kids where they need to be while also going to work and running errands. Bad Moms teaches the important lesson that nobody is perfect and that every mom is a “bad mom” at one point or another.
This movie includes characteristics that are crucial for becoming a success. There are hilarious scenes that make you laugh until you cry and also a bit of romance. Jay Hernandez was the perfect choice to be the love interest in the movie. Not only is he a great actor, but he was definitely many people’s favorite part of the movie as well. The inclusion of Hernandez, who played Jessie, also helped to make the movie more realistic in that Jessie was a dad who was just as much a “bad mom” as the others in that he was widowed and raising his children on his own.
I recommend this movie to anyone who is looking for a laugh. There was a full row of moms in front of me at the movie theater, and I did not hear them take a break from laughing throughout the entire movie. Not only will you enjoy the humor in the movie, but it will also help you to appreciate your mom and everything that she does for you. And for all you moms out there: it’s okay to be a “bad mom” sometimes.
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