The lead, played by Kunis, is a mother of two who struggles to keep up with all the demands of her professional and domestic responsibilities.
The Kunis character decides to make some changes to her life after discovering that her husband is cheating on her.
She stops being a “perfect mom” who does her children’s homework and brings food to the bake sale and becomes a “bad mom” who takes time to relax with her friends and starts giving her children the onerous responsibility of cooking their own breakfast.
The central conflict in the movie is between Kunis’s character and Applegate’s. Applegate plays the head of the PTA at the local school.
When Kunis quits the PTA Applegate vows revenge and starts a petty “war,” abusing her position to hurt Kunis and her family.
Kunis decides to run for PTA president in response, to take away Applegate’s power.
The movie isn’t so much about being a “Bad Mom” as I think I facetiously pointed out, but about being a bad PTA member (most of whom are mothers in the movie).
Plot ensues along with lots of good jokes and physical humor coming from everyone on the cast. The trailer does not have the only jokes in the movie like some other comedies I’ve seen, plenty of content that will make you laugh.
Bad Moms didn’t leave me in tears or have me questioning everything I thought I knew about parenting, but it did make me laugh a lot. What more can you ask from a comedy?
If you liked Kunis’s other comedies or you liked Pitch Perfect then you will probably really like this movie.
Additionally there is a part at the start of the credits where all the main cast members are interviewed along with their mothers. It was a adorable, sweet addition to the movie and a nice look into the childhoods of a few celebrities that I might not’ve cared about otherwise.
If you want to laugh at some funny women, go see Bad Moms. It’s pretty momilicious (Is that a stretch? We’ll go with it.).