Bad Moms (2016) Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Bad Moms (2016)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong sexual references, nudity and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    MOMS don't quit.

  • Starring:

    Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith, Annie Mumolo, Oona Laurence, Emjay Anthony, David Walton

  • Directed by:

    Jon Lucas, Scott Moore

  • Running time:

    100 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are dowsed with hot coffee/food, knocked over, slapped, hit with objects, threatened, shoulder-charged, poked, prodded, sabotaged. Video footage of riot police kicking victim. Women trash items in a grocery store. Objects pushed off desk/knocked over/kicked in. Minor car collision, reckless driving;, a woman on a bicycle crashes down stairs. An animal collapses. Screaming, arguing. Stealing money, killed a ferret, hit-and-run [car accident], felony, Osama bin Laden, Nazi, Afghanistan [war], ISIS, arrested for embezzlement mentioned. Blood/gore: None. Brain tumour mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    A couple have implied sex (kitchen/bedroom), oral sex. A man is caught watching porn while masturbating. Full female nudity, cleavage, shirtless man. Flirting, kissing (m-f; f-f), undessing, bum-slapping, breast-squeezing, obscene/suggestive hand gestures. Women in exercise gear/underwear/towels/nightwear, skimpy clothing. People discuss sex, masturbation, anal sex, fantasies, porn, genitals, one-night stands, circumcision, ejaculation, breast-feeding, cheating, husband-stealing, orgasm, oral sex. Naked in a dream, getting laid, movie about S&M gay club murders mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Drugs (baggie of marijuana cigarettes). Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, champagne, shots). Intoxication, drinking games, inhaling cream bulbs. Bar setting. I'm hungover, I took pills this morning, go to the casino, Afghan Kush, getting high, confiscated weed, giving my kids Benadryl, margaritas for breakfast, addicted to Vicodin, Demerol mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, a-words, crap. Slang and actual terms for genitals. Name-calling (moron, crazy, insane, b*tch, d*ck, weird, dork, creepy, dum-dums, slutty, killer, big, dumb, entitled, crackhead, stupid, selfish, ungrateful, sh*tfaces, motherf*ckers, filthy liar, etc). Religious exclamations (Jesus, God, oh my God, who the hell, damn, etc). Jokes about race, homosexuality, gender, marriage, parenting, sex, genitals, etc. Obscene/suggestive hand gestures. Barf, explosive diarrhoea mentioned.

  • THEMES:

    Mothers, parenting, work-life balance, working mothers, stay-at-home parents, marriage, lateness, sales, vertigo, mother-daughter relationships, raising kids, self-righteousness, judgement, PTA, parties, therapy, divorce.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Job loss. Dead wife, divorce, dead cat, fear of balloons mentioned. Dog. Spitting, urination. Chicken eaten.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Raunchy, funny, necessary, liberating, feminist, insightful, energetic, appealing, fluffy, good, sweet, female-driven, lewd, relatable, engaging. Strong/charming cast, easy chemistry between leads, excellent comic timing, riotous/breakout/scene-stealing/brilliant performance by Kathryn Hahn, icy/catty/cool/unhinged performance by Christina Applegate, hilarious/inspired/sudden/perfect celebrity cameo, unexpected/emotional moment during closing credits.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Predictable, safe, sitcom-y. Paper-thin plot, one-note male characters, too many slow-motion sequences, saccharine/sloppy/dissatisfying finale.

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