Bad Moms

Party like a Mother
Party like a Mother


D: Jon Lucas & Scott Moore

STX/Huayi Brothers (Bill Block & Suzanne Todd)

USA 🇺🇸 2016

101 mins


W: Jon Lucas & Scott Moore

DP: Jim Denault

Ed: Emma E. Hickox & James Thomas

Mus: Christopher Lennertz

Mila Kunis (Amy Mitchell), Kathryn Hahn (Carly), Kristen Bell (Kiki), Christina Applegate (Gwendolyn James), Jada Pinkett Smith (Stacy), Annie Mumulo (Vicky)

Wrist-slashingly unfunny chick flick, in which a workaholic mum has enough of being responsible, so acts the tramp with her girl mates, but we can't judge her badly because the film has a villain in the shape of Christina Applegate who is a bitch for no particular reason.

When Hollywood lobbied for more female empowering films is this really what they had in mind? The comedy is non-existent, stepping carefully so much as not to offend any demographic, except for men because fuck men. Men are scum, except for the hot Latino guy because he's hot. Hollywood bullshit which causes more damage than it does good.

The worst performance in the film easily belongs to Jada Pinkett Smith, who thinks she can just walk onto a set, read some lines and call it acting. The films only redeeming feature comes in the credits, where the movie's stars sit with their real life mothers on a couch and discuss their relationship. A rare tender moment in a total car crash of a film.

Bad Moms = Bad Movie.


Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis & Kathryn Hahn in Bad Moms
Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis & Kathryn Hahn in Bad Moms
Did You Know:
To research the screenplay, Jon Lucas and Scott Moore hosted several dinner parties where they invited numerous mothers to attend and share their stories. A lot of wine was a necessary pre-requisite.