BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS gives christmas a new twist

by Mary Cox

R rated

In this very raunchy sequel to “Bad Moms” we see the moms of the “Bad Moms” inadvertently destroy Christmas for their daughters that hurt everyone in their families. This is an over-the-top comedy that the millennial women will absolutely love. My no mistake, “Bad Moms” is a chick flick. I think men that are drug to the film will enjoy it too but it is not one that most men will choose for themselves.

“Bad Moms Christmas” follows the three under-appreciated and over-burdened women from “Bad Moms” as they rebel against the challenges and expectations for the perfect Christmas. And if creating a more perfect holiday for their families wasn’t hard enough, they have to do all of that while hosting and entertaining their own mothers. Amy’s mom is a controlling woman who wants to be perfect and demands perfection from everyone around her. Kiki’s mom is so possessive that she smothers her daughter. Carla’s mom is too busy to be a mother.

Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn return as Amy, Kiki and Carla. Academy Award Winner Susan Sarandon plays Carla’s mom. Christine Baranski from the television show “The Good Wife” is Amy’s mom and Cheryl Hines plays Kiki’s mom. Justin Hartley of the television show “This is Us” is Carla’s new heartthrob, Ty. Peter Gallagher is Amy’s dad.

“Bad Moms Christmas” was written and directed by the same team that wrote and directed “Bad Moms:” Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. Lucas and Moore worked together on “Hangover,” “Hangover II,” and “Hangover III.”

The comedic acting is great from the entire cast. It is over the top but it is supposed to be over the top

This is a very funny movie but it is lewd and full of the f-bombs. You can tell it was written by men because the relationships between mothers and daughters lack reality and are so over the top that they are only played for laughs. If you can overlook the bad language and sexual innuendos then I think you will enjoy this film. “Bad Moms Christmas” is a great film to see with your girl friends especially if you had a couple of adult beverages with dinner before you see the film.

“Bad Moms Christmas” opens this week at AMC Showplace Edwardsville, Granite City Cinema, and Jerseyville Stadium Theater.

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