Putting the question of whether it’s possible to “have it all” aside, you’re probably putting way too much pressure on yourself to be perfect. And if Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn are trying to tell you anything in their new comedy Bad Moms, it’s that acting crazy is actually more reasonable than being a control freak.
After trying to juggle a career and family life, Kunis’ character Amy finds herself in a particularly uptight PTA meeting about a bake sale. While being lectured by Stepford Wife-type Gwendolyn (played by Christina Applegate) about how baked goods must be free of GMOs, MSG, wheat, dairy, gluten, sesame, soy, and just about every other nutritional “harm” you can think of, she finally cracks. Effectively, she says, “screw it” to trying to live up to everyone’s expectations. She then teams up with Bell and Hahn’s characters to let loose, wreck a grocery store or two, and go on a tiny bender. Eventually, they decide to team up and work to achieve one massive goal: to bring down the “perfect moms.”
Bad Moms hits theaters July 29. Directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, who wrote The Hangover, it looks like a pretty good time, and you’ll probably catch your own mother watching it over and over again when you go home for the holidays.