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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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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 »

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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

Like her character, Kathryn Hahn is originally from Cleveland. See more »

Goofs

In the first scene, Jessie arrives and brings Amy's kids into her house. It's supposed to be December 18, 2017 and he tells her "The Bulls won." However, through the windows we see its still bright and sunny (despite it being one of the days of the year with the smallest amount of daylight), which would establish the time as close to noon. The Bulls didn't play until 7pm that evening (although they did beat the 76ers.) See more »

Quotes

Ruth: [introducing herself] Hello. Ruth, like Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Isis: Oh. Isis, like the terrorist organization.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: He Knows You're Alone (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Be Your Santa Claus
Written by Wirlie Morris, Dennis Bettis and Carl Days
Performed by Charles Jones feat. Chief WaKil
Produced by Math Club (as The Math Club)
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A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)
5 November 2017 | by rockman182See all my reviews

If you've seen Bad Moms, you'll remember it to be a mediocre effort with a few laughs here and there. Well that film not only gets a sequel, but one that is more festive themed. The film came quick and a little out of nowhere, though I was interested how the film would fare with its holiday theme. I like raunchy holiday films, they can be a lot of fun. Or completely terrible. A Bad Moms Christmas kind of falls in between the two. Its not really an improvement over the first but does enough to be a time killer with a few laughs.

Our three lead moms are back but this time its almost time for Christmas and the moms of the moms all drop by. There are character flaws in all of the mothers. Whether it be abandonment, too much attachment, or a resounding coldness the moms and their daughters do not see eye to eye. A bit of chaos ensues as the character try to find a way to co-exist and come together for the holidays. That plot summary must have sounded confusing as hell. Its a rather simple plot though, not overly original but sufficient for what the film offers.

The film has crude sexual references but fewer than that of its predecessor. For an R-rated holiday film its surprisingly tame. The laughs don't always come but I do remember laughing at loud twice. The introduction of characters played by Susan Sarandon, Christine Baranski, and Cheryl Hines is a good touch because they provide the audience engagement and do provide the laughs. The film does not avoid cookie cutter plot resolutions and doesn't really remain creative but its fine.

The film isn't going to rank anywhere on the best holiday movies of all time. You won't remember it in a few days after watching it. It's not really worth a watch, but if you are a movie pass crusader like me who watches everything you'll find that the film is somewhat decent and provides for mild entertainment. I do hope the series rests here because I can see a supposed third film run out of steam fast.

6/10


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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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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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2.39 : 1
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