Bad Moms is a comedy about Amy (Mila Kunis), an overworked mom who’s also unappreciated at her job and is taken advantage of by her layabout husband (David Walton) and her two loving but overly dependent kids. PTA head Gwendolyn (Christina Applegate) and her sycophantic friends (Annie Mumolo, Jada Pinkett Smith) have their share of judgements for Amy, and that eventually puts her over the edge to become a “bad mom” with a couple of newfound friends (Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell).
Although the story is all about the laughs and basically having a good time at your local theater, Bad Moms does raise an interesting question. Just what is a “bad mom,” and are women sometimes a bit too critical of their own parenting skills.
“If we can’t accept that it’s okay to fail, that doesn’t make us a bad mom, that makes you an awesome mom,” said Applegate. “It gives your children an opportunity to understand that mistakes are part of life (and) it’s a part of growing.”
Click on the media bar to hear Applegate and Mumolo give their honest and insightful take on “bad moms.”
Bad Moms opens nationwide July 29.