Bad Moms (2016)

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When three overworked and under-appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun, and comedic self-indulgence.

"Bad Moms", a raunchy comedy directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, was released in 2016 as a female-centric equivalent to motion pictures such as "The Hangover". The film features a gifted ensemble cast consisting of Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Annie Mumolo. At its core, the plot explores the theme of the unattainable "best" motherhood juxtaposed with the real-life experiences of being a modern-day mom.

The Story
Mila Kunis leads the film as Amy, a middle-aged female feeling overworked and under-appreciated both at work and at her house, which she shares with her two kids and lazy spouse. After catching him unfaithful on her over the internet, Amy immediately kicks him out, sparking numerous modifications in her life.

Amy's life becomes more made complex as she fights Gwendolyn (Applegate), the autocrat PTA president, while juggling her demanding job and parenting tasks. With the included stress, Amy rebels by dropping her obligations and delighting in leisure activities, leading to shirking off her kids to school late and sometimes, not at all.

The Bad Moms Revolution
The term "Bad Moms" is created when Amy, along with stay-at-home mom Kiki (Bell) and single mom Carla (Hahn), rebel versus the social pressures and constraints of being perfect mothers. They select to accept their strengths and weaknesses, and start to enjoy motherhood by themselves terms instead of following the impractical norms set by society. The trio forms a tight bond, bonding over their shortcomings and shared experiences of contemporary motherhood.

Battle for PTA Presidency
As they look for to interfere with the status quo, the 'bad moms' take on the reigning PTA queen, Gwendolyn, by objecting to the PTA presidency. Despite the lies and deceptive tactics utilized by Gwendolyn to preserve her supremacy, Amy runs for president with a simple platform - all mothers are overworked, and they all require to band together and support each other.

"Bad Moms" ends with the underdog victory of Amy for the PTA presidency. Amy's down-to-earth and authentic interest the pressures of motherhood resonate with the other mommies, overthrowing Gwendolyn's reign of perfection. On the love front, Amy begins dating Jessie (Jay Hernandez), a widowed daddy from her school, signaling a new beginning. The movie concludes with a toast to 'bad moms' being, in reality, 'excellent mothers' with a dosage of unusual, unscripted techniques.

Total Assessment
The motion picture challenges the excellence that society expects from moms and buffoons it with a great deal of humor. It showcases the hustle of everyday mothers and the tension they endure in attempting to stabilize their individual and expert lives. In spite of the comical spin, "Bad Moms" strikes a chord with its honest depiction of motherhood. The movie was a box-office success, resulting in a follow up, "A Bad Moms Christmas" in 2017.

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