It is finally a here. A movie that every mother out there can relate to on so many levels. The movie that is based on how hard it is to be a mom, follows all the rules and problems that mothers face in today’s world. The movie covers every kind of mom out there like the divorced mom, the stay-at-home mom, the single mom, the mom that is TOO involved in their kids’ lives, the mom that is not involved at all. Everything that you can imagine.
The movie was perfectly cast that I don’t think I could have thought of anyone better for each of the roles. Mila Kunis is perfect as the mom that tries to give her kids everything but fails miserably. She does something that we all wish we could do as a mother and just be the ‘fun’ parent. She tries to be their friend, but by doing so, she makes things worse. The movie shows that kids can’t have two ‘fun’ parents and that they need a parent that gives them structure and helps them be good people.
My favorite part is Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn. They are the two friends to Mila’s character, Amy, and they offer commentary to everything that she does. Hahn plays the single mom, Carla, who just does not give a crap about anything. She does what she wants when she wants, and has no qualms about it. But with the help of Bell’s character, Kiki, and Amy she sees the importance in being there for her son.
The villain of the movie, if you can say that, is Christina Applegate’s character, Gwendolyn. I mean, with a name like that you have to be the overbearing mother who tries to control every single detail in her life. And like true Mean Girls style, she has her two minions behind her supporting her and making Amy’s life a living nightmare.
The message behind the movie is simple and obvious. Love and be thankful to your mothers. Their job is thankless and they don’t get the appreciation that they deserve. If you are a mother, you can relate to everything that this movie talks about. Even if you’re NOT a mother you can still relate to the movie because you have either seen it happen or you have done it to your mother yourself. The story plays on the stereotypes of woman and mothers and knocks them down. Mothers are superheroes and they have no kryptonite.
Bad Moms is out now and stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Jay Hernandez. You can buy tickets by going here.
What did you think of the movie?