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Bad Moms (2016/Universal Blu-ray w/DVD)

Picture: B+/C+ Sound: B+/B- Extras: C Film: B

From the directors of 2013's 21 and Over, Jon Lucas and Scott Moore bring us the lighthearted 2016 comedy Bad Moms which stars Mila Kunis (Ted, Jupiter Ascending), Kristen Bell (Frozen), Kathryn Hawhn (Tomorrowland), Jada Pinkett Smith (TV's Gotham), Kesha (Jane the Virgin), and Christina Applegate (TV's Married with Children). With offbeat humor similar to films like The Hangover Trilogy, Bad Moms is a cute and slightly predictable comedy that isn't without some laughs. I was surprised how well the film turned out to be honest, as most of the cast shine pretty bright throughout. Some of the jokes are a bit hammy, especially Kathryn Hawhn whose character seems to be mostly comprised of ad-libbed lines, but Kunis steals the show as a tormented and transformative mother who finds her place amidst her daily struggles and Applegate plays the perfect opposite to her character. This film is a fun watch for the performances alone.

Amy (Kunis) is in her early thirties with two nice kids and a great job, but soon finds out that her husband hasn't been a truthful as she suspected. She hits a wall when she encounters the snotty PTA Moms (led by Christina Applegate) - who decide to put her in charge of a school-wide bakery sale. Amy refuses the offer, much to the shock of the PTA, which brings out two other moms (Bell and Hawhn) - who, too, need a release from their stressful lives. The trio let their hair down and start living their own lives to the fullest, much to the shock of others to ultimately make positive changes in their lives.

This Blu-ray/DVD combo pack brings us the film in stunning 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 2.40:1 and a lossless DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 track that looks and sounds fantastic throughout. Contrast is even with skin tones and the film is bright and really nice to look at.

The included DVD is presented in standard definition with an anamorphic widescreen aspect ratio of 2.40:1 and a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track that look and sound fine for the format, but don't look as clear in detail as the Blu-ray. An UltraViolet Copy is also available for your smart phone or tablet if you watch films on the go.

The extras are a little light featuring...

Gag Reel

Cast and Mom Interviews

A film that is better than is marketed, I would suggest Bad Moms for a date night or if you're looking for escapism comedy.

- James Lockhart



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