Just in time for the holidays, A Bad Moms Christmas hit theaters yesterday. While the many have been anticipating the sequel to the 2016 summer hit Bad Moms, reviews are stating that you may want to save your money for this one.
A Bad Moms Christmas, stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn, who once again are dreading the duties of being a 'traditional' mom during the upcoming holiday season. So, what do the three musketeers decide to do? Cancel Christmas! Figuratively of course, because no one has that type of power. However, things take an unexpected turn when the good but bad moms have to deal with the arrival of their own mothers. Christine Baranski (Trolls) portrays the judgemental mother of Amy (Kunis), Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm) is the clingy-single mother of Kiki (Bell), and Susan Sarandon (Thelma & Louise) is the hippie-loving mother of Carla (Hahn).
With a top grade cast and a feasible storyline, this sequel should be a breeze to enjoy. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be the case, for this holiday-themed comedy.
The La Times has stated the film is 'offensive' to women.
"A Bad Moms Christmas is a poorly gift-wrapped Pinterest fail of a movie", the post continued.
"A Bad Moms Christmas is louder, busier and more pandering than the original - an exhausting spectacle of skilled performers gamely mugging their way through a cash grab", The Hollywood Reporter wrote in a similar testament.
"It's like a buffet of appropriately themed holiday snacks whose inherent festiveness you can admire, even if you're not exactly sated after sampling," says The Wrap, in a less harsh review of the film.
The movie also stars, Justin Hartley (This is Us), Peter Gallagher (New Girl) and Jay Hernandez (Hostel), who reprises his role from the first film. The sequel was originally scheduled to be released on Nov. 3, but was pushed back to avoid competition with Thor: Ragnarok.
But with questionable reviews, it doesn't seem that there will be much to compete over?
Kunis recently spoke about being a mom herself while promoting the film at the Jimmy Kimmel show. The actress stated that her daughter, Wyatt, doesn't even know what her mom does for a living.
"It's weird, because there are billboards everywhere in L.A. right now, and in the billboard I'm wearing a Santa hat. And my daughter has no clue what I do for a living. She kind of thinks that mommy gets hair and makeup done for a living-that's what I do. Because she comes to the hair and makeup trailer, and then she leaves."
Will you still give the sequel a chance?
A Bad Moms Christmas is in theaters now!