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2016, Comedy - Adult

Bad Moms (2016)

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Amy is an attractive overworked mother with two demanding almost teenage children and a slobby husband. She is constantly trying to keep up with the immaculate leaders of the school’s PTA, but finally loses patience with their ridiculous standards and with her husband, who she throws out after she catches masturbating while interacting with a naked woman on a webcam. So she and a couple of friends change direction, stop keeping up, get drunk and decide to compete for the presidency of the PTA.

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Amy dashes about doing ten things at once, the PTA meetings take place, she gives it all up, the husband is caught being weirdly unfaithful, she, Carla and Kiki go out and get drunk and talk dirty. They drive about in the husband’s muscle car which for some reason he has left, they decide to take on the PTA and attempt to recruit all the other less than perfect mothers to vote Amy in as president. Amy sleeps with the only attractive male parent available. There is nudity and implied sex and a lot of drinking.

A View I had bought the DVD of this movie, really on the basis of Mark Kermode’s recommendation, but I should have known better since those of us who follow his reviews know he is a bit of a sucker for charming young women. Actually it is difficult to fault this trio, they do well with what is a fairly weak script, and that is the problem. Watch the trailer, you’ll see that there is really not much to it, and as one of the critics said, there is more slo-mo than in the Matrix.
Duration 1h 40m Rating (UK) 15 (R in America, 7 in Sweden)
Source of story An original screenplay
Director Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Writers/Script Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Starring Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate, Jada Plinkett Smith, Clark Duke, Jay Hernandez
Additional Info Check out the numbers! It is estimated to have cost $20 million, got that back on its first weekend and has so far grossed $184 million.

 

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