Bad Moms, the newest foray into wild adventure comedy from The Hangover writing duo Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, is all about taking down the matriarchy — or, at least, the most rigid and judgmental portions of it. The film centers on a trio of mothers who, thanks to a moment of utter exhaustion with being constantly criticized by the PTA queen bee at their kids’ school, team up to ditch the unattainable expectations cast upon them by other mothers and have a free-for-all filled with some long-overdue fun (and booze, of course).
The newest trailer for the pic — which stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn as the newly come-what-may mom crew that forms — features a guffaw-inducing glimpse at the embittered battle that is waged between themselves and the perfect posse, played by Christina Applegate and Jada Pinkett Smith.
The latter two characters in Bad Moms (which Lucas and Moore both wrote and direct) clearly consider themselves to be infallible and find joy in knocking every else down to size for being too busy or disheveled or vulgar (from the new trailer, they always seem to find something to whisper a potshot about). Not only are they notoriously nasty to others, Applegate’s Gwendolyn is also out of touch and makes ridiculous demands of these women’s time, like calling an “emergency PTA” meeting to organize the school’s bake sale.
Mila Kunis’ Amy, a hardworking mom who’s shown experiencing a day from hell (which involves literally getting knocked her on rear end), finally draws the line at “bake sale” and finally declares she’s had enough. Enough of those pesky PTA tasks, enough of the backhanded jabs about her juggling a job and family, and enough of putting herself on the backburner altogether. And it turns out, she’s not the only one who’s been riding the struggle bus everyday to deal with these women. In fact, from the looks of the newest trailer, there’s a whole house full of moms who’ve been waiting for the chance to cut loose that eternal umbilical cord of motherly obligation and have some adult-style fun.
The sure-to-be-R-rated raunchy comedy marks the second feature film co-written and directed by Lucas and Moore (although they also collaborated for all three Hangover scripts as well as The Change-Up, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, and more). The first was 21 & Over, which, like Bad Moms, featured a trifecta of characters which threw caution to the wind to hit the party scene. It’s the first romantic comedy Mila Kunis has done since 2011’s Friends with Benefits.
Bad Moms will hit U.S. theaters on July 29th, 2016.
Source: STX Entertainment