MOMS STILL THE WORD

Fremantle Gazette - - LIFESTYLE - Jon Lu­cas, Scott

THEY’RE back, they’re bad and now there are more of 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, Amy (Mila Ku­nis), Kiki (Kris­ten Bell) and Carla (Kathryn Hahn) de­cide to scale back on fes­tive obli­ga­tions.

How­ever, their mums all de­cide to visit at the same time: Amy’s re­lent­lessly crit­i­cal mum FEA­TURE FLICK

BAD MOMS 2 (MA) ★★★½ Di­rected by: Moore Star­ring: Mila Ku­nis, Kris­ten Bell, Kathryn Hahn Screen­ing: In cin­e­mas now Re­viewed by: Ju­lian Wright

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.

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 fol­low-up man­ages to main­tain the fresh­ness and laughs. This is one of the bet­ter se­quels to come out in re­cent years.

Mila Ku­nis, Kris­ten Bell, Kathryn Hahn in Bad Moms 2.

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