Oh yes…we’ve all been there. Mom judging is sort of like being waterboarded and throttled all at the same time. There were so many demands when my children were young. Was the birthday party lame? Did your kids art project hold up ? Did you attend every single one of your daughters softball games where the only action was the butterfly watching and the snacks?. And that was in the Jurassic days of being a Mom.
Now it’s worse…gluten free food, no carbs , Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Pinterest perfect lives. Yikes. You not only have to be outstanding in person, now you have to do it on all types of media. Now that’s quite a task.
This is a fun movie. It’s raunchy and a little lewd. It’s a girls-behaving badly and it’s funny. Mila Kunis is one stressed out mother who is definitely on her way to snapping. She teams up with two other Moms, Kristin Bell and Kathryn Hahn and it’s one merry ride as they take down the demanding PTA president Christine Applegate who runs the school and destroys everything that gets in her way. It’s Mean Girls with Mom wagons. You will laugh (or at least I did) and you will sympathize, and you will say thank God I don’t have to do that again.
In the whole cluster of the movie is an icon of truth. Moms are the last people in the world that need to be judged. It’s a big job with an enormous amount of responsibility. And we should be cheering not shaming every Mom out there .