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Parents' Guide to

Bad Moms

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Over-the-top comedy is funny but raunchy, predictable.

Movie R 2016 101 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 22 parent reviews

age 13+

Not Bad

If your child knows what sex is you should be fine

This title has:

Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 16+

We are bad moms no one is perfect

I think the movie is not that bad and yes there’s some inappropriate stuff but if your mature enough to watch it that’s fine and I think there is plenty of relatable shit in this movie. Hell im a mom and I know the struggle of half of the shit it’s a good movie and everyone over judging it. quit being a Gwendolyn and being uptight you are not perfect.

This title has:

Great messages

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (22 ):
Kids say (46 ):

This film is funny -- and fun, thanks to its three main stars -- but a perfect movie, it's not. Which isn't to say you shouldn't see it anyway, beause there's enough here to leave you in a good mood after the credits roll. First, there's Bad Moms' celebration of sisterhood -- in this case, the friendship between Amy, Kiki, and Carla. Though the latter two are rendered with far less nuance than Amy, their friendship resonates, in part because audiences will identify with their shared journey. Many moms will recognize the pressures that Amy faces in the film; as the heart and soul of the movie, Kunis infuses her with enough gravitas that she's completely relatable, even if the situations she finds herself in may be caricatured.

But the movie's potency -- and its humor -- are diluted by shortcuts the film takes: "Bad mommy" moments are lumped together, so what's merely mortal (having kids who haven't bathed in a while) is presented as on par with things that are more disturbing and perhaps downright upsetting, like alcoholism (yes, we know it was a joke, but still) and outright neglect. And the men? They're pretty much portrayed as useless, misogynistic, or downright moronic. The one father who stands out is lauded primarily for his looks and prowess in bed. (Objectification much?) Still, Bad Moms is fun to watch -- take the insights when they're offered, and try to ignore the stereotypes and spot-them-a-mile-away jokes.

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