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This somewhat raunchy comedy by The Hangover makers, knows how to make people laugh and why the over stressed mothers need to have their own Hangover.
Plot: The star of the movie is Amy ( Mila Kunis), a 32 year old, mother of two trying to be a supermom. She is juggling an underpaid and overworked job at a coffee startup, her husband is involved in an online affair, she has no friends, is fed up of spending every free minute at the P.T.A meetings, and drives a car so fast, that she might get her own series of Fast and the Furious. All these leads to a severe breakdown where Amy finally declares she is done being a good mother, and will now be a Bad Mom. Joining her are two other ladies, Carla ( Kathryn Hahn) and Kiki ( Kristen Bell). Kiki is a stay at home mother of four kids has less personal space than Amy. She is constantly working throughout the day juggling one kid to the another and meanwhile her husband acts like a snob and keeps demanding.
Carla is a divorced mother who would rather go to Afghan wars than her son's game practice. She is the example of a Bad Mom. Her routine, laidback attitude and calmness attracts Amy and Kiki to the clique. Their nemesis is the queen bee Gwendolyn ( Christina Applegate), the P.T.A president and her clique of the supermoms. They want everything to be in order and every one to do as they say when it comes to parenting. The adventures of bad moms involves drinking, dancing, partying, not cuddling their kids, getting their husbands to work, and facing off with the supermoms. What happens to the good mothers gone rogue? Will the supermoms win? For the above, indulge in this comic caper.
Analysis: The ideal mother's characteristics have been repeated every 80 seconds throughout the movie. So much so, that every viewer in the audience would remember that, even when they leave the theater. In an era, where working meant liberation, it also shows how hard it is for the working mothers to handle everything. Adding to the cruelty would be a snobbish husband who does not take active part in the managing process. Despite this, our moms have got our backs every time we tend to slip.
As every aspect of parenting is now open to criticism; from the food they eat, to the paste they use; mothers are having a tough time dealing with ungrateful children and their stress levels are soaring sky high. Despite the characters turning into bad moms, they still do love their kids. The only demand they want is, to be liberated and free. The movie is a light take on this issue and manages to keep you fixated on the screen. Though some scenes are predictable, it is the one liners that keep your stomach hurting from the laughter.
Star Performances: Kathryn Hahn is the star performer of the movie. She steals the limelight in every scene. She makes the bellies role and people howl with laughter. Kristen Bell as the neurotic and mousy mom of four does a decent job in her portrayal as well. She plays the best friend quite convincingly to Mila Kunis's character. Mila Kunis plays her role well, with her character going through the emotional transition and breakup. She emerges out finally liberated and calm at the end of the movie. Christina Applegate as the leader of the clique of super mothers quoting her judgments and threats in aspartame, shows what a great comedy actress she is.
1. Kathryn Hahn's acting steals the show. She can turn smiles to laughter, and further to howls.
2. Christina Applegate as Gwendolyn gives an electrifying performance as the firm P.T.A president.
3. Mila Kunis's outstanding speech to her on screen son about how she is not doing his home work.
4. Kristen Bell's dream of nirvana is a car accident involving her. This scene keeps you in splits.
What's not there?
1. The only bad thing they do, is being drunk and terrorizing a guard.
Verdict: It is a funny movie with the ability to make you keep laughing throughout the movie. Watch it in your popcorn tub and soda for a good laugh.
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