My wife and I went to see ‘Bad Moms’ on Friday. The movie came in third in the weekend box office–only slightly behind Star Trek Beyond, but a distant third to the new Jason Bourne movie. You couldn’t tell that by our experience, though. Our first choice theater was sold out all night and the theater we went to was pretty well sold out as well.
Hilarious movie–especially for moms. ‘Bad Moms’ is the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time.
The cinema was apparently running some sort of promotional special for ‘Bad Moms’. There is a bar in the lobby, but I have almost never seen anyone use it at all–and I’ve definitely never seen someone bring a drink into the movie. In ‘Bad Moms’, on the other hand, I think my wife and I may have been the only two people who did not have a drink. Most of the patrons had wine in special, limited edition ‘Bad Moms’ wine glasses. Let me just say that a theater full of inebriated moms is actually a tad worse than a theater full of teenagers. There was a lot of chatter and giggling, but I digress.
This was the funniest movie I have seen in years. In my opinion, ‘Bad Moms’ would be hilarious for any audience. But, for obvious reasons it resonates more with moms. The production team did its research with real-life moms to identify the events and scenarios that come up in day-to-day parenting.
The movie has an all-star cast of females, including Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate, Kristen Bell, and Jada Pinkett Smith–but the one that brought the most laughs for me is Kathryn Hahn. If you have children–especially if those children go to public school and you’ve had the pleasure of dealing with the “PTA Mom”–this movie will make you laugh so hard you cry.
I expect the Jason Bourne movie to be awesome and plan to see it this weekend, but if you’re looking for laughs instead of action you need to go see ‘Bad Moms’.
Side note: I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but make sure you stay through the credits. Trust me. You’re welcome.