MOMS STILL THE WORD
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 – 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 all 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 follow-up to the successful original 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.