Using its flimsy plot and risqu? jokes, it’s not astonishing the film was rushed into release six weeks early on.
Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn are again as the harassed Chicago mothers. Even if you liked them in Bad Moms, you will discover few laughs in the sequel.
A BAD Parents CHRISTMAS
Course: Jon Lucas and Scott Moore
Celebrities: Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn
Ranking: 0.5 / 5
Clearly aiming to profit from the (undeserved) success of last year’s Bad Mothers, this slapdash sequel is even more dispiriting.
Using its flimsy plot and risqu? jokes, it isn’t surprising a Bad Moms Christmas has been rushed into release a full six weeks prior to the Yuletide holiday, when appropriate family-friendly fare will be showcased.
Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and the irrepressible Kathryn Hahn reunite in their tasks of harassed Chicago-based moms trying to find their way the maze of ‘proper parenting’.
As if the chance of planning a perfect Christmas for his or her children wasn’t enough, they need to also contend with the needs of their own overbearing mothers, who drop in unannounced.
Expect to see a lot of children mouthing expletives, plus some especially gross views regarding a male stripper.
Cue raunchy encounters — those concerning a guy stripper are specially gross — ludicrous situations (a camel strolls by, double, for no discernible reason) and lots of slow-motion montages.
Throughout, the dialogue is littered with expletives, a lot of which can be uttered by very young children.
And for everything, the escalating issues are solved in sappy seasonal style.
Despite the best attempts of Hahn (as a sassy spa attendant) and Susan Sarandon (as her hipster mom), this purported female-centric comedy is a witless mess.