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A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)

R | | Comedy | 1 November 2017 (USA)
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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.

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Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
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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 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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Celebrate the holidays like a mother. See more »

Genres:

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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Trivia

When everyone goes to Sky Zone they are all wearing orange Sky Zone grippy socks. Sky Zone requires all jumpers to only wear their branded socks for safety and hygienic purposes. See more »

Goofs

In the trampoline Park, Amy hits her mother, Ruth, in the crotch with a dodgeball. When the scene pans back there are no dodgeballs anywhere in front of Ruth when she falls. See more »

Quotes

Ruth: Amy, it's December 19th. Even the Jews have their Christmas trees by now.
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Crazy Credits

The initial end credits roll while the cast dances See more »


Soundtracks

Joy To The World
Written by Isaac Watts
Arranged by David Crowder, Mike Hogan, Jeremy Bush, Mark Waldrop, Mike Dodson and Jack Parker
Performed by David Crowder Band
Courtesy of Capitol Christian Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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No Christmas cheer here.
27 November 2017 | by jdesandoSee all my reviews

If you have a bottle of something that helps you through holidays with family, then use it liberally after seeing A Bad Moms Christmas because this film will only add to your blues. Not only is it not funny; it is also boring as it trades mercilessly on stereotypical mother/daughter rivalry and takes amusing moments stretching them out to seeming infinity.

For the three principal young moms, Amy (Mila Kunis), Kiki (Kristen Bell), and Carla (Kathryn Hahn), their mothers in different ways present the ugly side of cheer. In each case the mother domineers by not appreciating her daughter, competing with her, or so misunderstanding her as to make familial love impossible.

As for Amy's kids, helicoptering by Grandma Ruth (Christine Baranski) is the mode of loving, never a good thing and one of the few satirical nuggets in an otherwise sloppy script. Not that grandma is devoid of good lines, e.g., "Its December 19th — even the Jews have Christmas trees by now." Most egregious are the lengthy sequences with a male stripper, Ty (Justin Hartley), which have him dancing too much with those gestures supposed to be erotic but end up being lame, even if he is better than Magic Mike. At least the directors/writers, Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, have the wit to place him romantically with the cheesiest of the three ladies, Carla.

The coda is arguably the best part when it philosophizes about the fraught relationships between most daughters and mothers. But that's too little too late. The Grinch rightfully owns this movie, so move on to find real laughs somewhere this season—good luck with that.


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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

Gross USA:

$72,110,659

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$130,560,428
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Dolby Atmos

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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