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A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)

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As their own mothers drop in unexpectedly, our three under-appreciated and over-burdened moms rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for mothers: Christmas.

Directors:

Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mila Kunis ... Amy
Kristen Bell ... Kiki
Kathryn Hahn ... Carla
Christine Baranski ... Ruth
Susan Sarandon ... Isis
Cheryl Hines ... Sandy
Jay Hernandez ... Jessie
Justin Hartley ... Ty Swindel
Peter Gallagher ... Hank
Oona Laurence ... Jane
Emjay Anthony ... Dylan
Lyle Brocato ... Kent
Wanda Sykes ... Dr. Karl
Christina Applegate ... Gwendolyn
Cade Mansfield Cooksey ... Jaxon (as Cade Cooksey)
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Storyline

A Bad Moms Christmas follows our three under-appreciated and over-burdened women as they rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas. And as if creating a more perfect holiday for their families wasn't hard enough, they must do all of that while hosting and entertaining their own mothers. By the end of the journey, our moms will redefine how to make the holidays special for all and discover a closer relationship with their mothers.

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Taglines:

The bad moms are back... and this time, they're doing the holidays like a mother.... See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude sexual content and language throughout, and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | China

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

1 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Moms 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,759,161, 5 November 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$72,110,659, 11 January 2018
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

When Cheryl Hines' character first arrives she is wearing a sweater with a picture of a young Kristen Bell on it. The sweater that Bell is wearing says "Shrine" which is the high school she attended, located in Royal Oak, Michigan. See more »

Goofs

When Amy is driving her van with the family to see the nutcracker, you can see her registration in the windshield. It says the expiration date is 11/17. It's supposed to be 2 days until Christmas of 2017. Her registration is expired. See more »

Quotes

Carla: [to Ty] Put a baby in me Santa number two!
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits at all. The title doesn't even appear on-screen until the end of the movie. See more »


Soundtracks

Sugar
Written by Arleigh Kincheloe and Ron Feemster (as Theron Otis Feemster)
Performed by Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds (as Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds)
Courtesy of Party Fowl Records
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Pure debauchery
30 October 2017 | by soulsk8ter225See all my reviews

This movie is stupid and ludicrous, but a riot—gratuitous in its R-rated language and sexual content, and fully boasts its awesome cast in several outrageous ways. After feeling out our moms (Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn) in the first film, I really now see and understand how the unique characters bring out the most in one another, and it felt more organic as a result. The 104-minute run time felt just fine to me and not overlong, but there was one subplot of this film I still could have done without and did not add much to the story, and removing it would have brought it down to a tight 90 minutes.

The Christmas theme is integrated right into the plot and is a fresh way to pitch the sequel, and the grandmoms help induce the struggling relationships that one could find in a hard-hitting melodrama: one whose mom has unrealistic expectations for her daughter's motherhood, one who wants separative space between herself and her mom, and one who wants more closeness to her mom. It sounds very general, but when within the right framework (when not clouded by the film's foolishness) it hits as very real when it tries to. While the first film really felt to be "for moms" in that there is a general message that will make them feel important walking out of the theater, this sequel tries to deliver a similar thing with the grandmothers to a lesser effect.

Now that there are two comedy sequels releasing about parents' parents coming home for the Christmas holidays, the similarities stop there and audiences have a choice between seeing: men/women, naughty/nice, or crude/slapstick. I'd say for the appropriate age, A Bad Moms Christmas delivers on more fronts than Daddy's Home 2 (which I also saw a pre- screening for, by the way); regardless, prepare to turn off the "suspension of disbelief" switch and prepare for a decent abs workout. Neither the first film nor the sequel are anything special, but they also aren't a complete waste of time and money for how absurd they are.


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