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Moms' Night Out (2014)

PG | | Comedy | 9 May 2014 (USA)
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Hardworking mom Allyson has a crazy night out with her friends, while their husbands watch their children.

Directors:

Andrew Erwin (as The Erwin Brothers), Jon Erwin (as The Erwin Brothers)

Writers:

Jon Erwin (as Jonathan Erwin), Andrea Gyertson Nasfell (as Andrea Nasfell)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Drew ... Allyson
Sean Astin ... Sean
Patricia Heaton ... Sondra
Trace Adkins ... Bones
David Hunt ... Cabbie
Andrea Logan White ... Izzy
Harry Shum Jr. ... Joey
Abbie Cobb ... Bridget
Robert Amaya ... Marco
Kevin Downes ... Kevin
Alex Kendrick ... Pastor Ray
Sammi Hanratty ... Zoe
Michael Leone ... Brandon
Shiloh Nelson ... Bailey
Brett Rice ... Sgt. Murphy
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Storyline

All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and fun - a long-needed moms' night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation, and food not served in a bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for a few hours ... what could go wrong? Written by Anonymous

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What could go wrong?

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and some action | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Una noche para mamá See more »

Filming Locations:

Birmingham, Alabama, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,311,083, 11 May 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,429,707, 13 July 2014
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In one scene when they're trying to catch the parakeet, it's resting on a branch just outside the diner. It was originally planned that they would try to sneak up on it to catch it. But it unexpectedly flew at Kevin and landed on his shoulder after he dropped to the ground. They had wranglers training the bird, but it was never supposed to do this. In the audio commentary, Kevin Downes said "I had no idea the bird was going to come after me......I'm going down to protect my eye cause I think the bird is coming at my eye". They decided that this was funnier than trying to sneak up on it, so they left it this way. See more »

Goofs

Sondra is shown as having a numb face and difficulty speaking after being shot with a Taser. Neither of these things happen when a Taser is used on someone. See more »

Quotes

Kevin: Okay, So here's the Plan... We take them inside, get their hand stamped and they can't get out. Like Shawshank Redemption.
Marco: I love it!
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Crazy Credits

"Mama" was not harmed in the making of this movie. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Moms' Night Out (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Walking on Water
Written by Lecrae (as Lecrae Moore), Lasanna Harris, Marlon Montgomery, Brian Taylor and Tina Ann Fears
Performed by Lecrae
Courtesy of Reach Records
By arrangement with Music Services, LLC
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Christian Values Film that Perpetuates "Hysterical Female" Stereotype
16 August 2014 | by jmcgil22See all my reviews

Where to begin? This film is just so awful. It is a Christian values film at its core, which isn't for everyone. No, that isn't why the film is so bad. It's bad because every single joke falls flat, none of the characters are interesting or likable, and the scenarios they find themselves in are simply ridiculous. But the worst part is that the film continually perpetuates the "hysterical female" stereotype through the actions of its three female leads. Throughout the film, none of the women can keep it together, and instead turn into screaming, out of control, weeping, needy balls of mush every time something, really anything, doesn't go their way. For example, the main character has an aggressive nervous breakdown in a restaurant and makes such a disturbance that she gets kicked out. Why was she so upset? Simply because she made reservations for the wrong day. Really?! Another example is when the three women have to go to the police station to pick up family members. They come stomping in, scream at the duty officer, scream over each other, ignore the officer's commands to calm down, and then force their way to the back of the station. Not surprisingly, one of the women gets tasered and all three are arrested. I could go on and on. So how does God fit into all of this? Well the women seem to think that God wants them to be hysterical and out of control. As the main character says at the end with a big smile on her face - God made her to be a mess. Apparently God wants this film to be a mess too, and He should be pleased with just how much of a mess it is.


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