Bad Moms trailer looks just bad
While everyone else is getting their panties in a twist over the Ghostbusters remake, I’m over here wondering how Bad Moms even got made.
I’ll admit it’s a good premise. I like that they’re poking fun at political correctness and moms’ fear of GMOs. But the casting makes no sense. Like on what planet can Mila Kunis pass as a mom to two 12-year-olds?! She looks more like the babysitter. Or maybe by Hollywood’s standards this is what a woman is expected to look like after having two 12-year-olds?
But the most glaring problem with this movie is that there doesn’t seem to be much of a point. Kunis plays “a woman with a seemingly perfect life - a great marriage, overachieving kids, beautiful home, stunning looks and still holding down a career.” (Of course they’d cast Mila F-cking Kunis to play the “perfect wife.” She’s Cool Girl.) Fed up with juggling kids and work, she and her other overworked friends (played by Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn) want to go party and do un-mom like things. Great. I just wish it were funny.
That bra joke at the end? It was way better in The Boss. You know why this one doesn’t work? Because Kunis still looks hot even when she’s wearing an ugly bra. I’m not saying she’s too pretty to be funny. She can do comedy. But it’s the age problem again. It’s kind of hard to believe her when she’s complaining about PTA meetings and child rearing because she looks way too young for the part.
I’m surprised Kunis is even starring in another movie. She hasn’t had that many hits to prove she can carry a film. Jupiter Ascending was a steaming pile of garbage. And yet, last year Forbes named her the second Best Actor For the Buck. Will Bad Moms finally make Kunis a movie star?
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