Are They Really Bad Moms?
Oh, hello there! I didn’t see you *smiles and waves*. One of my favorite movies is a comedy one, and it’ll make you laugh so much! To me, it’s even better than The Hangover III, which makes me laugh like the Joker.
This movie is rated R, so ask your parents for permission first.
You might be wondering of what movie I’m talking about – and oh, you’ll love it. It’s called Bad Moms, and the writers of The Hangover Trilogy Jon Lucas and Scott Moore were the ones that made it. It is a real-life example of how our moms (and all the other moms in this world), behave with us their kids.
They dote on us, they make our Science projects, and the worst thing ever, they spoil us. Even if we think it is their duty, it isn’t. Well, when we’re little kids, they do have the responsibility to help us, but if you’re a preteen and/or teenager, we should start doing things on our own.
“When three overworked and under-appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun, and comedic self-indulgence.” – IMDb.
The movie’s protagonists are Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell, Jada Pinkett Smith and Christina Applegate. It was nominated for five awards and won three of them:
- People's Choice Awards, Favorite Comedic Movie.
- Jupiter Award, Best International Actress (Mila Kunis).
- CinemaCon, Female Stars of the Year.
The movie is about a mom named Amy Mitchell. She has a lazy husband, and two kids that are in millions of extracurricular activities.
Her son is an arrogant, lazy, boy, and she’s continuously making his science projects. She’s a working mom who is at work 24/7 and goes to tons of work meetings and does her kids’ school projects. All of that in a day (I’m in shock at this point, seriously).
But, one day, she discovers that her husband has been cheating and dating another woman via the internet, and her whole world crumbles into ashes and she basically feels like she’s dying inside. And shockingly, she continues her work and helps her kids like crazy.
Now, what happens is hilarious. Amy discovers that her dog has vertigo. Wait – how did he get vertigo? I have no clue.
She drove her kids to school, went to the vet with her dog, and then went to work. And in between, the PTA President, Gwendoline James, tells her that she must attend the bloody PTA meeting. That same day.
She manages to get through all of that, and when she gets to the PTA meeting, she learns that she must bake an extravagant cake or whatever that’s sweet for the bake sale. And eggs-flour-no gluten-chocolate-sweet things allowed. So basically, Gwendoline is insane-slash-crazy.
Oh, and she breaks, insults Gwendoline, and then leaves towards a bar to drink as much alcohol she can. Then, Amy meets Carla, a drunk mom at school, and then Kiki, the typical stay-at-home mom.
They get drunk, and then go to the supermarket to buy groceries, but they didn’t buy the groceries. They destroyed the entire place.
At some point of the movie, Amy wants to be the PTA president, and Gwendoline gets soooooo mad. I just cannot stand Gwendoline. She’s the villain, and if you’ve ever seen my book reviews, such as A Wrinkle in Time, you may know me from my distaste and loathing towards evil and mean people/characters.
Yes, I just scratched what I wrote (oh right. I forgot that I can’t scratch it. But, I did put it in bold).
And then, Amy and Gwendoline make competing parties. Gwendoline got Martha Stewart. By Martha Stewart, I mean Martha Freaking Stewart, the ideal example of a “perfect” mom.
At the end, Amy becomes the PTA President, and she and Gwendoline become friends. Kind of a happy ending, right?
Well, yes. What we can learn from this comedy movie, is that we need to give our moms a break. Huh, well, at least a 2-hour break. They desperately need it.
We need to give them a break from helping us with our schoolwork, Science Projects, etc. And we always need to remember, that perfect moms don’t exist, and that our moms birthed us. I mean, we basically got out of their wombs. We didn’t just break out of their stomach and land in two feet, completely clothed. They taught us morals, and made us what we are today.
And one more thing, don’t ask your mom to make you a real-life Nixon out of paper!
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Here is the official trailer....
And of course go behind the scenes....
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