Saturday, August 13, 2016

Bad Moms (2016)

IMDb plot summary: 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.
Directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore.

There are lots of funny women out there, and I'm glad the female-led comedy is a growing genre. But this movie is not the jewel of the bunch. There are a few laughs, some enjoyable characters, and a satisfying conclusion, but it's the kind of movie you forget a week later that you saw at all. The most memorable part of the entire film is during the credits, when the leading ladies are interviewed with their own mothers, talking about their own "bad mom" moments. It gently brings the "every parent screws up sometimes" message home. It's not an unpleasant movie, but there's nothing to love here. Or remember.

2 stars.

How it entered my Flickchart:
Bad Moms < Rebecca
Bad Moms < Mickey Blue Eyes
Bad Moms > Faces
Bad Moms > Courageous
Bad Moms > The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Bad Moms > The Fifth Element
Bad Moms > Treasure Planet
Bad Moms > Dinner for Schmucks
Bad Moms > The Interpreter
Bad Moms > Mr. Holland's Opus
Bad Moms > Rebel Without a Cause

Final spot: #1867 out of 2488.

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