Kathryn Hahn

Bad Moms (2016)

bad-moms

Bad Moms (2016)

Director:

Jon Lucas

Scott Moore

Starring:

Mila Kunis

Kathryn Hahn

Kristen Bell

Plot:

When three overworked and under-appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun, and comedic self-indulgence.

Review:

I thought this was going to be a movie about a mom deciding to stop being “perfect” and that’s what it was mainly, but there was a whole side story about her getting a divorce and then an evil PTA mom that was just a huge downer. I get that there needed to be conflict but the dad was a total douche to the point where you couldn’t figure out why she’d ever been with him and the PTA mom was a conniving bitch. I also thought that Kunis let her kids walk all over her.

I wanted to like this movie so much and there were parts that I did, but overall I don’t get the hype. There was just too much side story negativity.

Oh and when she had sex with the one dude and he asked to go down on her again all I could do was roll my eyes. I kept waiting for her to wake up. It was too over the top.

The whole job thing was also really stupid too.

I really think the movie would have been better if it had been about real moms and not rich women. I feel like they missed out on so many stresses of motherhood.

2.5/5

This is Where I Leave You (2014)

This is Where I Leave You

This is Where I Leave You (2014)

Director:

Shawn Levy

Starring:

Jason Bateman

Tina Fey

Jane Fonda

Adam Driver

Rose Byrne

Corey Stoll

Kathryn Hahn

Plot:

When their father passes away, four grown siblings are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens.

Review:

I was a little afraid that I was going to hate this movie, but the trailer was funny enough that I decided to give it a try. The problem I have with dark comedies is when they become hopeless lets all commit suicide comedies. Thankfully this movie was not that way.

There were plenty of thoughtful moments, and each of the actors had their chance to be sad and unfunny, but it was an ensemble cast of comedians and, thank god, they were also funny.

I laughed out loud a few times, I cried, and I got a vague, kind of happy, who knows, ending. This is what I look for, and enjoy, with dark comedies. None of that August: Osage County bullshit.

The family was messed up, none of them were perfect, they fought, they didn’t necessarily enjoy being around one another, but they loved each other. They weren’t fucked up individuals with no redeeming qualities (August: Osage County really screwed me up apparently).

3.75/5