A Bad Mom’s Christmas movie is rated R and is 104 minutes long. It is billed as an action/adventure movie, although it seemed more like a comedy. The cast is perfectly chosen. The mothers are Mila Kunis ( Amy), Kristen Bell (Kiki), and Kathryn Hahn (Carla) and the corresponding grandmother are Christine Baranski, Chery Hinds, and Susan Sarandon
A Bad Mom’s Christmas is the sequel to the Bad Mom’s Movie from about a year ago in which three under-appreciated, overworked mothers rebel against the “perfectionist” PTA mothers at their schools. The three mothers are back in this new movie and are bemoaning the hassles of creating the perfect Christmas. They decide to enjoy a simpler Christmas without all the fuss. Their rebellion is ruined by the arrival of their own mothers.
Each grandmother is uniquely annoying. Amy’s mother is an uptight perfectionist and is a very critical mother. She wants Christmas done her way and pushes Amy to comply with her demands. Kiki’s mother has no boundaries and is overly involved in the life of her daughter. Kiki is desperate for some freedom. Carla’s mother is a free spirit who is totally selfish and uninterested in her daughter’s life only showing up when she needs money. Carla would just like a little attention and appreciation from her mother.
They all want the perfect Christmas or maybe their own version of the perfect Christmas. There is too much suppression of feelings and resentment. The pot of Christmas joy is about to explode.
I absolutely loved this movie. I laughed and laughed. I saw it last week with my three girlfriends and we all loved it.
I can identify with mother-daughter issues and trying to create the perfect Christmas.
Mother-daughter issues can be complicated and sometimes painful. Mothers tend to treat their daughters as they would treat themselves. They have high expectations and can be very critical towards their girls. Establishing boundaries can be an issue. My own mother is very critical one. Every wife and mother knows about all the work involved in creating the perfect Christmas. The expectations are brutal and hard to ignore. Most of us love Christmas and want to create happy memories for our families.
My only criticism is that A Bad Moms Christmas is a little raunchy and bawdy. It seems to be the trend these days. Bad Grandpa, Bad Santa, Bad Teacher, etc. are all movies with very bad language and gross, outrageous antics. They are funny movies if you have that kind of sense of humor. Some of it is just disgusting and uncomfortable.
Escape for a few hours. Take a break from reality. Watch this incredibly funny movie. Enjoy some hot, salty, buttery popcorn and a cold icy drink. Maybe you will be able to better appreciate your own family holidays!