From the writers of The Hangover and writer-directors of 21 & Over (erg) comes Bad Moms, a film that follows the story of Amy (Mila Kunis), a mother of two with a husband who she's no longer in love with. Sick of following the rules, Amy decides to become a bad mum- I mean mom, standing up against the "perfect" mum, Gwendolyn (Christina Applegate). Taking Amy's side are two other mums, Carla (Kathryn Hahn) and Kiki (Kristen Bell), who are on the brink of insanity. Together, they go out of their way to break all the rules, being relaxed, careless mums who have ditched all needed responsibility.
There are plenty of jokes that fall flat, and the three antagonists, played by Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith and Annie Mumolo, are clichéd and irritable, but when the film is funny, it's goddamn hilarious. It's not on the same level as The Hangover, but I would put it on the same level as Sisters, which was released earlier this year and, in my opinion, has a few similarities to Bad Moms. Bad Moms is not a display of fantastic filmmaking, nor fantastic writing, but if you're after a fun, inspiring time at the movies, Bad Moms is for you.