D: Jon Lucas & Scott Moore
STX/Huayi Brothers (Bill Block & Suzanne Todd)
USA 🇺🇸 2016
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.