Bad Moms

August 7, 2016 - It's Mila Kunis vs. Christina Applegate in a foul-mouthed fight for control of the middle school PTA. Applegate has Jada Pinkett Smith and Annie Mumolo on her side. Kunis has Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell and Martha Stewart.

Kunis plays Amy, a wife and mom in suburban Chicago. She's doing everything for everyone – all while holding down a part-time job at a trendy coffee company run by Millennials. Applegate is Gwendolyn, a wealthy housewife who rules the middle school PTA with an iron fist. When Amy has the nerve to say she can't make a meeting, the gloves come off. Amy decides to challenge Gwendolyn for the PTA presidency and runs on a platform of "less work, more fun."

Amy finds unlikely allies in Kiki (Bell) and Carla (Hahn). Kiki is a stay-at-home mom who does what her husband tells her. Carla is a single mom who doesn't care that she doesn't fit in. The three bond one night over drinks and set out to free their fellow suburban moms from Gwendolyn's perfectionist grip.

Overall review: ** Probably more like 2.5 but not worthy of 3 stars. The movie is good for some laughs, most of which involve drunken antics or dick jokes. It also has an underlying message for moms: Stop trying to be perfect, and let your kids be kids. But, as a whole, it felt more like a series of skits than an entire whole. Still, the movie was entertaining enough to sit through without being bored, and it's worth sticking around for the credits.