MOMS STILL THE WORD

Comment News (Armadale) - - Look Local -

THEY’RE and now them.

The overworked, un­der­ap­pre­ci­ated mums who spat the dummy and let loose with booze and par­ty­ing in 2016 are tak­ing Christ­mas back and their dodgy mums are along with more ques­tion­able par­ent­ing.

Fed up with the pres­sures of Christ­mas – the dec­o­ra­tions, a mil­lion and one presents and hol­i­day events – Amy (Mila Ku­nis), Kiki (Kris­ten Bell) and Carla (Kathryn Hahn) de­cide to scale back on their fes­tive obli­ga­tions.

How­ever, their mums back, there they’re bad are more of all ★★★½ de­cide to visit at the same time: Amy’s re­lent­lessly crit­i­cal mum Ruth (Chris­tine Baran­ski), Kiki’s creep­ily af­fec­tion­ate mum Sandy (Ch­eryl Hines) and Carla’s non-ma­ter­nal mum Isis (Su­san Saran­don), rais­ing all sorts of par­ent­ing is­sues be­tween the gen­er­a­tions.

The plot screams “gra­tu­itous se­quel” – the cen­tral bright idea to bring in more bad mums, like a higher body count con­sti­tutes a hor­ror se­quel or more ro­bots jus­ti­fies an­other Trans­form­ers.

The idea of an­other Mums Gone Wild feels like it could run out of steam as soon as these women sink an­other te­quila shot. But the Christ­mas mir­a­cle is that this fol­lowup to the suc­cess­ful orig­i­nal man­ages to main­tain the fresh­ness and laughs. This is one of the bet­ter se­quels to come out in re­cent years. Bad Moms 2.

Mila Ku­nis, Kris­ten Bell, Kathryn Hahn in

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