Bad Moms Analysis

540 Words3 Pages
Bad Moms is written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, who also wrote the hilarious Hangover and The Change-Up. The title of the movie may lead a viewer to look for the same plot as “Bad” Santa or “Bad” Teacher, which were both about truly terrible people; however, Bad Moms flips that approach somewhat by concentrating on three good-hearted women who choose to stop worrying about being so in control and caring what all the other moms think.
Mila Kunis plays Amy, a stereotypically tense working mom of two who juggles a demanding job, her kids’ extracurricular activities and her adolescent husband who doesn’t help around the house or with the kids. In addition, it is identified at the beginning of the movie that her immature husband has
…show more content…
However, some of the over extendedness does seem to be quite embellished, for example when Amy enjoys a quiet breakfast for the first time in twelve years, or when the viewers find out she has been working full-time hours for years but is classified/paid for part-time. Don’t you think a mother, spread so thin, would have ended that escapade shortly after it begun?
But despite making some relevant points about the way women are judged in our society on their success as mothers and ways that women measure themselves against other mothers, this movie can’t quite figure out how to craft a solid story out of these observations. After having Amy and her new friends stop being so generous for their kids, a needles plot is derived; a love story for Amy and, finally, a showdown between Amy and Gwendolyn as they both run for PTA president.
There are fun bits scattered throughout Bad Moms, but they tend to be a bit isolated and, in certain cases, feel like they may have been improvised on the set. Further, the movie cops out by going soft in the end, but it 's still hardcore amusement for stressed moms looking for a girl’s night
Open Document