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889. Bad Moms Christmas

Published December 14, 2018

Title: A Bad Moms Christmas Director: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore Year: 2017 Run time: 1hr 44m

“A Bad Moms Christmas follows our three under-appreciated and over-burdened moms (Amy, Kiki, and Carla) as they rebel against the challenges and expectations of Christmas in hopes of creating a more perfect holiday for their families. And if that was hard enough, they have to do all of that while hosting and entertaining their ultimate holiday foes: their own mothers. By the end of the journey, our moms have redefined how to make the holidays special for their families and it ends up bringing them closer to their own moms.”

Live blog

2:31 - As an adult I just can’t believe what schools put the parents through in terms of Christmas shows. 8:44 - “I don’t really know what year it is.” I envy this, and also relate but for different reasons. 11:15 - Yay! I’m loving the mothers of the mothers. 12:37 - Kenny G! 18:31 - Best Christmas card photo ever. 20:23 - “Who are you? And why are you talking?” 29:11 - “I’m still super rock and roll. I woke up in a park this morning.” 30:12 - Whenever anyone says legitimate business opportunity, you know it’s probably not. 33:04 - Ugh, those jump places where everyone breaks all their bones. 42:22 - I mean, I know it’s not real, but to not even flinch at any kind of waxing is like… weird. 49:39 - Christmas Carol ringers is amazing. 52:47 - Love Actually! 1:02:26 - “I know his brain is the size of a walnut but he has a heart of gold.” 1:04:28 - I love how she always forgets Jackson. 1:05:28 - The one-present-on-Christmas-Eve thing baffles me. 1:08:45 - Mila’s script must just have been WTF over and over. 1:11:08 - Moon ice isn’t a thing… is it? 1:16:01 - “I could really use some churching tonight.” 1:23:27 - “Generally apologetic.” Greatest apology ever. 1:29:00 - Those are actual baby Bell pyjamas aren’t they?

Conclusions

This was good, we’ve waited a whole year to be able to watch it so thankfully it wasn’t a disappointment. It was funny in places but it wasn’t perfect. I don’t remember if I thought this during the first film, but Mila’s character really was the weakest one. And has anyone counted the number of times she said ‘guys’ in this?

The problem they have with this film, or maybe it’s what they intended, but the three moms of moms completely overshadowed the rest, totally stole the show. It wasn’t even just that they were fun, if flawed, characters but the acting talent was a clear step higher than everyone else.

Rating: 3/5.

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