The ladies of Bad Moms are back, y’all! A trailer for the long-awaited sequel — A Bad Moms Christmas — has just been released, and let me tell you, it’s like a little gift from the back-to-school gods.
Last time we caught up with Amy (Mila Kunis), Kiki (Kristen Bell), and Carla (Kathryn Hahn), they were ditching PTA meetings, throwing epic parties on school nights (that promptly ended at 9 PM), and basically giving the finger to all of the over-the-top expectations that often go along with this whole mom business these days. It was unfiltered, it was hilarious, and it was real. (Okay, except for the part where Mila Kunis’ tween son made a gourmet-style frittata at the end for the whole family — because let’s be honest, THAT WOULD NEVER HAPPEN.)
But even if the first movie didn’t leave you doubled over with laughter (not that that’s humanly possible), there’s no way you’re not gonna make it through this one without spitting out your Pinot.
Instead of tackling school-year stress, A Bad Moms Christmas centers around that special time of year when moms everywhere damn near lose their minds. I’m talking, of course, about the holidays.
Between the endless gift-giving, party-throwing, and food-making, it’s all a big mess of chaos and agita. And the one person who can often make everything
better even stressful? Your mom — with all her opinions and judgments and unsolicited advice.
Such is the case for our Bad Moms ladies, anyway, who all find their moms showing up at their doorsteps right in the midst of the holiday chaos, and wreaking emotional havoc. But therein lies the films’ best hook: Cheryl Hines plays Kristen Bell’s mom (with a matching ‘do!), Susan Sarandon plays Kathryn Hahn’s mom (at her kookiest), and the always hysterical Christine Baranski plays Mila Kunis’ overbearing and emotionally-draining mom — with perfection.
I mean … how could you not love a cast like that?
Yet again, we find Amy, Kiki, and Carla throwing their hands up at the ridiculousness of creating “the perfect holiday” for their families, and ultimately rebelling to save their own sanity. And yet again, the film’s candid humor nails so many aspects of motherhood you don’t often see represented in big-budget Hollywood films.
Seriously, moms: Mark your calendars for the film’s official release on November 3 — and then schedule that much-needed girls’ night you’ve been putting off. Because we both know it’s long overdue, and come the holidays, you’ll REALLY need it.