Bad Moms – 2016

Title: Bad Moms
Year: 2016bad_moms_poster
Director: John Lucas and Scott Moore
Genre: Comedy
Date Watched: January 16, 2017
Category: A comedy

This movie was absolutely what I expected from watching the trailer with maybe just a little extra craziness. What did I expect from the trailer? A predictable plot, a few jokes, a bit of a romance subplot, and playground politics that remind us all that girls most definitely don’t get nicer after high school.

If you like a nice, easy to watch comedy that doesn’t make you think too deeply this is a great watch for you. If you want something a bit deeper, maybe skip Bad Moms.

Basic premise for those of you who haven’t heard of it: Amy (Mila Kunis) is a mom to 2 kids, she finds out her husband is having an affair with someone he met online, far worse she realises that she doesn’t love him anymore. After kicking him out, she goes through the day from hell including her dog getting sick, getting coffee spilled on her, then spaghetti, amongst many other things, culminating in a particularly pointless PTA meeting where she completely loses her shit.

She pledges to no longer be a ‘good’ mum because it’s impossible, she’s going to be a bad mom, she meets a couple of other mum’s from her kid’s school and cue the requisite movie montage.

After hurting her kids and escalating things with the PTA mean mom (Christina Applegate) she eventually realises it doesn’t have to an all or nothing situation and finds a balance with both her kids and her nemesis. Her kids finally start doing their own homework and feeding themselves breakfast. Even though the film is slightly overdramatised for comedy purposes, it certainly reminds us that the expectations we put on kids and parents are oftentimes unrealistic.

Bad Moms definitely managed to do what it set out to do, giving viewers an hour or two of entertainment, in fact it managed even a little more than that in reflection of our modern society.

Rating: 3.5/5

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The Bone Collection – Kathy Reichs

Title: The Bone Collection9781785150968
Author: Kathy Reichs
Genre: Crime/Mystery
Pages: 352
Category: 34. Read a Mystery Book
Format: Paper

Date Started: January 4th 2017
Date Finished: January 5th 2017

I first read a Kathy Reichs book shortly after discovering the TV show Bones. Until then I had generally disliked most of the crime novels I had attempted to read. Something about Déjà Dead was different though and I was completely drawn in. Don’t get me wrong, book version of Temperance Brennan is nothing like TV Temperance Brennan but I loved them both equally. I devoured every book after that until I finished her eleventh book and found out there weren’t anymore. Yet.

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