Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Bad Moms (2016)




Jon Lucas, Scott Moore




Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith, Annie Mumolo, Jay Hernandez, Oona Laurence, Emjay Anthony, David Walton, Clark Duke, Wanda Sykes, Wendell Pierce, J.J. Watt, Megen Ferguson, Lilly Singh, Billy Slaughter, Martha Stewart


Amy (Mila Kunis), Kiki (Kristen Bell) and Carla (Kathryn Hahn), three overworked moms, ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun and self-indulgence.


Since Jon Lucas and Scott Moore are the guys who wrote "The Hungover", one of my favourite comedies ever, I decided to give "Bad Moms" a shot. How bad can it be, right? Very bad, apparently. And it's not even enough to describe how bad the film is.

I hate having to admit it, but the storyline sounded interesting to me. There was potential to make a good or decent comedy out of it. The problem is that the writers had no idea how to develop the story, and the result is ridiculous, predictable and corny "plot points" stretched to fit 90 minutes.

But the story isn't even the real problem, that being the comedy. Just like "The Hangover", "Bad Moms" is filled with vulgar, raunchy humour with one difference, it's not even a bit funny here. Practically all the jokes fell flat, and some scenes that are supposed to be funny were so bad they actually made me want to cry, like the dreadfully mounted scene with the drunk moms in the grocery store. I'm not sure whether I felt sorrier for the actresses that had to pretend that stuff was hilarious or the writers who actually came up with the idea.

As if that wasn't enough, the characters are terrible as well - especially Kristen Bell's weird stay-at-home mom - and I wasn't able to care for none of them. The acting is equally terrible, but I have to say Kathryn Hahn was able to make me chuckle a couple of times in spite of her utterly annoying and quite offensive character.

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