One of the more interesting films to come out was Bad Moms, which posited itself as a vulgar comedy and wound up finding some substance to it. From the guys behind The Hangover, Bad Moms wound up being interesting because it had the sort of vulgar comedy antics but with some interesting character development.
A Bad Moms Christmas takes the success of the first and focuses on the antics and not the character development.
Simple premise: it’s Christmas, the Super Bowl of a mother’s work, and the three ladies from before (Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn) have to deal with the big holiday as well as a crisis of equal proportions: their mothers (Cheryl Hines, Susan Sarandon, Christine Baranski).
Insert shenanigans and you’ve got a film that weirdly enough mimics The Hangover Part 2 in that it basically duplicates the first film but in a new setting. It’s not surprising, given the pedigree of Lucas and Moore, but also interesting because the duo wasn’t involved in either of the sequels.
The film isn’t awful, far from it, but it doesn’t add much back to the original film.
A handful of features are included but don’t add much back into the film.
Universal presents A Bad Moms Christmas. Written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. Starring Cheryl Hines, Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell, Susan Sarandon. Run Time: 104 minutes. Rated R. Released on: 2.6.18
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