What’s the difference between a Girls’ Night Out and a Moms’ Night Out? The jokes. For sure.
I spent couple of hours last night at Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park with a theater full of moms for a special screening of BAD MOMS (which opens today). Watching a comedy with a room full of the intended target audience definitely ramps up the fun level!
I have to warn you: this movie is pee-your-pants funny. That’s not just an empty threat once you’ve pushed out a couple of babies, so ladies, prepare yourselves in the appropriate ways. You’re welcome.
When trailers for this movie first started playing a few months ago, I saw a few moms posting on social media that they were concerned that this movie would pit moms against each other and exacerbate the so called “Mom Wars”. Or that it would make light of our busy mom lives. Or that it would be some cartoonish caricature that wasn’t at all like real life. And after seeing the movie, I can’t really say that is doesn’t do any of those things but the difference is that for this movie, we are in on the joke.
This movie reflected so many of the nuisances of mom life that I’m not sure if dads or women without children will find it nearly as funny as we all did last night. But you know what? Who cares? I mean CAN WE NOT HAVE ONE DAMN MOVIE TO OURSELVES?
Now might be a good time to warn those of you offended by curse words and sexual humor. Because there’s a lot of both of those. Sometimes there is just no substitute for an F-bomb. (Sorry, mom.)
Two more things you need to know: 1) If you are from Houston, you will particularly enjoy the bits with the soccer coach *wink, wink*; and 2) you can’t miss the interviews at the end with the stars and their moms.
I honestly laughed and cried (and maybe peed a little) while watching this movie. It was a good laugh and a good reminder that none of us really know what we are doing, but we are all trying to do our best. Go see this with your mom friends. Like now. I mean, it’s about time you had a freaking break, right?!
Thanks to Integrate Agency for hosting me last night. BAD MOMS is rated R and absolutely should be. It’s a grown up movie for grown ups. Don’t bring your kids unless they are old enough to have kids of their own.