BAD MOMS 2 (R16, 104MINS) DI­RECTED BY JON LU­CAS AND SCOTT MOORE

Clutha Leader - - MOVIES -

For me, the best part of the hit 2016 orig­i­nal wasn’t Mila Ku­nis, Kris­ten Bell and Kathryn Hahn’s char­ac­ters be­hav­ing badly, but rather the end-credit se­quence where the ac­tresses in­tro­duced their real-life Moms.

It of­fered some fas­ci­nat­ing, heart­felt and ex­tremely funny in­ter­gen­er­a­tional in­sights into par­ent­hood and was an off-the­cuff treat com­pared to Jon Lu­cas and Scott Moore’s pre­ced­ing over-worked, un­der-cooked farce.

Well, the good news is the writer-di­rec­tor duo clearly learned from that ex­pe­ri­ence, be­cause the key to the suc­cess of this su­pe­rior se­quel is the in­tro­duc­tion of Amy (Ku­nis), Kiki (Bell) and Ch­eryl’s (Hahn) maters (an idea clearly be­ing ‘‘bor­rowed and adapted’’ by the mak­ers of the more ma­le­ori­en­tated up­com­ing com­edy

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