Verdict: An experimental spin on motherhood.
Directed by duo Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, Bad Moms is a fast-paced comedy that does exactly what you would expect of it. It depicts unappreciated mothers who upon losing their patience, behave ‘badly’.
Bad Moms is the story of Amy Mitchell (Mila Kunis), an overworked and underpaid mother of two, who does their homework and agonizes over bad grades. Things are seemingly fine, until she stands up against Gwendolyn (Christina Applegate), a ‘perfect’ and unforgiving PTA president who rules the school from the driver’s seat of her Range Rover. To make things worse, Amy also discovers that her husband, Mike (David Walton), is in an online relationship.
When she meets two ‘drinking buddies’ Carla (Kathryn Hahn), the one who instigates most of the bad behaviour, and Kiki (Kristen Bell), a stay-at-home mom who eventually speaks up, she finally lets it all out. The trio not only demolish supermarkets but also rage about how it is impossible to be ‘good’ moms in this day and age. These women are on a quest to be un-mom like, liberating themselves from the conventional responsibilities.
The film, despite its endless laughs, manages to blow up some of the unreasonable expectations placed on the modern mother. Besides, it takes you on an emotional rollercoaster ride, also making you cry at times. Though the story may not be the best one you have come across, the characters are quite relatable. It also shows you the essence of true friendship and what it means to be a mother.
Why You Should Watch This Movie:
Watch Bad Moms for its brilliant performances, especially Kathryn Hahn’s. Also, don’t forget to stay through the closing credits. You get a bonus visit to the real-life moms of the cast.