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|Regie:||Jon Lucas & Scott Moore|
|Laufzeit:||Ca. 100 Min|
|FSK:||From 12 years|
Double mother Amy (Mila Kunis) is tired of always being the perfect mother. She sacrifices herself every second of the day for her children and can't please either her offspring or the overzealous helicopter mothers at school. And when she catches her husband online alienating her, she's finally had enough. Now all the rules, prohibitions and perfectionism that she has to struggle with day after day are over. Now it's her turn again. Together with her new girlfriends Kiki (Kristen Bell) and Carla (Kathryn Hahn), Amy finally lets it crack again - and calls the bourgeois mum Gwendolyn (Christina Applegate) on the plan, who doesn't like it when someone doesn't dance to her tune&.hellip;
"Bad Moms" is the latest directorial work by the successful author duo Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, who have become famous for their work on the blockbuster "Hangover". Also the wild mothers hit humoristically into the same notch. Many gags are very coarse and even if they don't go quite as deep below the belt as at the chaotic bachelor party in Las Vegas, the dialogues are nothing for fine spirits. But in contrast to many other woodhammer comedies of the last months - like "Dirty Grandpa" - "Bad Moms" works really well over long distances. That's because the movie doesn't just rely on its own jokes, but also draws sympathetic characters and even hides some clever ideas in the chaos they are going through.
Thereby the comedy does not seem like a pointless string of late pubertal penis jokes, but has to offer beside some very flat jokes also many really good laughs. And even the more embarrassing moments are gladly forgiven, because the film can cover them up with a good portion of charm. Sure, that doesn't make the strip a masterpiece by a long shot. Big surprises are not to be found here and if you are looking for a cliché-free zone, you won't find anything here either. But if you just want to have fun, you've come to the right place. Because the fight against the perfectionist overmothers, against all the rules and tasks with which not only mothers (and of course also many fathers), but also the children are garnished, is above all one thing: really funny.
The cast is well selected: Mila Kunis is absolutely convincing as an overstrained woman between full-time mother and part-time employee, Kathyrn Hahn is extremely amusing as a lovable proll mommy and Kristen Bell is simply cute as Kiki finally crawling out of her snail shell. But the best cast coup was achieved by the makers with Christina Applegate, who can be hated as a bossy Gwendolyn from the very first minute with full fervor. Whether this will remain so until the end is of course not revealed here. But Applegate plays the power-obsessed, self-obsessed bourgeois mommy just too well. You don't even think for a second of Kelly Bundy, the dumbass she once became famous as.
"Bad Moms" is a slightly different women's film for all those who think "Sex and the City" is too good for them, but for whom "Hangover" is a bit too rough. A wonderful fun, simply to switch off and hearty laughter. But there is a very clear one: Absolutely worth seeing!
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