Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn return in Bad Moms 2, as they must face off against their own mothers during the holidays!
The ladies’ stress levels soar when their own mothers come to visit for Christmas. Amy’s control-freak mother Ruth (Christine Baranski), Kiki’s overprotective and sugary-sweet mom Sandy (Cheryl Hines) and Carla’s gruff road warrior mother Isis all make appearances at the family home.
Mila Kunis is no stranger to the challenges that parenting can bring. As a mother of two daughters, she understands firsthand the strain that’s put on moms during the holidays – which is why she wanted to share her experience in an upcoming movie called Bad Moms Christmas, directed by Mila Kunis.
In this sequel to 2016’s Bad Moms, Kunis stars alongside Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn as three women with different mother-daughter relationships who must deal with their crazy mothers over the holidays. Christine Baranski, Cheryl Hines and Susan Sarandon’s mothers (Christine Baranski, Cheryl Hines and Susan Sarandon) have come to visit Amy, Kiki and Carla but find it difficult to cope with all of the extra pressure.
Director Jon Lucas explained to USA TODAY that he wanted the film to “be humorous, yet also serious, and really reflect the kind of moms we are.” These women understood the pressures that parenting brings and tried to capture that in their characters’ stories.
Kunis’ character Amy must face the unexpected when her mother arrives for the holidays. Despite all of the pressure, she and her friends manage to create an enjoyable yet practical plan for the vacation.
But when Ruth arrives at Amy’s house, things become even more complicated. Amy has an ambitious plan for their daughter’s holiday that must be perfect.
It puts a tremendous amount of strain on the three younger mothers, and it doesn’t help that their mother-daughter relationships are so diverse. Amy’s conflicts with her free spirit mother (Sarandon) as well as Carla’s controlling mother (Hines) are particularly painful to witness.
That’s just the start of the drama. The movie also ventures into classic Hollywood sequel territory with some raunchy sequel antics like playing dodgeball with your family and taking part in a daring Santa stripping competition.
In an interview with TODAY, Kunis expressed her hope that her movie would show that being a mom can be challenging. She added that she hoped it could provide some solace for other mothers out there.
Kunis and her co-stars are incredibly talented, but this movie tries to be everything to everyone – which is unfortunate because the actresses deserve better. Additionally, it focuses too much on raunchiness instead of plot and characters.
In 2016, when raunchy comedy Bad Moms made its debut, it captured audiences’ hearts with its vivid yet universal portrayal of motherhood’s messy side. The chemistry between Amy (Mila Kunis), Kiki (Kristen Bell), and Carla (Kathryn Hahn) was undeniable, showing that even when under duress it’s important to just let go and be yourself.
Now, the cast of Bad Moms has reunited for a sequel and they’re taking holidays as their theme. Starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn, A Bad Moms Christmas follows the trio of mothers from the first movie as they cope with their own mothers visiting during this festive season.
On Tuesday, STXfilms announced that all of the cast of Bad Moms would be returning, along with Susan Sarandon, Cheryl Hines and Christine Baranski who will join them for A Bad Moms Christmas special.
On November 15th, 2017 A Bad Moms Christmas will hit theaters. Written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, the film promises a festive mood.
A Bad Moms Christmas follows the three over-it mothers from the first film as they navigate their own mothers visiting during Christmas. Filmed in Atlanta, Georgia and featuring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn as themselves, A Bad Moms Christmas is directed by Christopher Lee and stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn.
Throughout the movie, each character is confronted by their own mothers: Sandy (Cheryl Hines), invites her clingy mother to stay at her house; Amy (Mila Kunis) suffers under her perfectionist and fault-finding mom; while foul-mouthed Carla (Kathryn Hahn) must deal with her cash-borrowing, gambling-addicted matriarch.
Bad Moms Christmas is a must-watch for anyone who’s ever had to deal with an overbearing mother or grandmother. It offers an insightful and humorous take on the holiday season, serving as an inspiring reminder that it’s okay to be yourself despite all expectations placed upon us.
As part of their campaign to promote their film, the cast of Bad Moms visited Ellen to meet with single mother Ayesha Dixon and give her some early Christmas presents. While some might find the segment offensive, it was still enjoyable watching as the cast made some impressive presents for an hardworking woman.
Kathryn Hahn has often played endearingly sweet yet comically fiery women on screen. Her early roles included Crossing Jordan (2001-07) and Joey Soloway’s comedy-drama Afternoon Delight (2013), Bad Moms (2016) and its sequel A Bad Moms Christmas (2017). Additionally, she recently featured in Tamara Jenkins’ dark comedy-drama Private Life (2018) where she received critical acclaim for her work.
The original Bad Moms was an engaging mix of coarseness and deep emotion. While its follow-up, “A Bad Moms Christmas,” is more likely to be remembered for its f-bombs and penis jokes, it does a commendable job of not forgetting what made the original so funny in the process.
In “A Bad Moms Christmas,” Kunis’ Amy and Bell’s Kiki both struggle for control of their own lives while Hahn’s Carla, whose mental state has been declining for several years, must come to terms with the death of her mother – an early inspiration. All three women are striving to juggle their busy schedules while maintaining relationships with their children.
Hahn knows how stressful the holidays can be for all families. She was inspired to play a mother in her movie after her own mother passed away, and has plenty of advice for her co-stars based on her own experience as a mom.
When it comes to holidays, she prefers keeping things simple and not overspending. Furthermore, she doesn’t want to become a burden on their families.
She advises them to let their husbands make decisions for them, and to be thankful for those who love them.
Finally, she suggests taking a break from their hectic schedules and visiting a theme park. This advice appears to have worked for all three actresses as they have been able to bond with their children and families through this activity.
Susan Sarandon is an acclaimed film actress known for her many starring roles. In 1988, she won the Academy Award for her role in Bull Durham and since then has starred in films like About Ray, The Meddler and A Bad Moms Christmas. Additionally, Susan appeared on television shows such as Friends, ER and Rescue Me.
She recently starred in the comedy The Jesus Rolls and has several upcoming projects, such as Ride the Eagle. Additionally, she is an advocate for women’s rights and LGBT issues.
The Oscar-winning actress has had several recurring roles on TV and has also starred in some feature films. She won the best supporting actress Academy Award for her role in About Ray, as well as receiving nominations for her performance in Bull Durham.
In A Bad Moms Christmas, she stars as Carla’s mother. She joins Kathryn Hahn and other familiar faces in this movie as a newcomer to the cast.
Sarandon enjoys traveling and advocating for women’s rights when she’s not acting. She is a member of the Women’s Media Center and an enthusiastic champion for women’s health issues.
She has served as a board member of the American Cancer Society and advocated for suicide awareness, speaking out about physician-assisted suicide.
In addition to her role on screen, she’s an outspoken supporter of her daughters. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, she spoke about her role as a dedicated mother and how she manages the difficulties that parenting brings.
Susan Sarandon always brings something special to the big screen, and that was certainly the case with A Bad Moms Christmas. She’s a captivatingly seductive actress who gives her characters plenty of depth and nuance.
We asked her what motivated her to participate in A Bad Moms Christmas, and she shared with us why she chose to be part of this film.
She expressed her delight with how the movie focused on mothers and their struggles. Additionally, she loves how director Jon Lucas is portraying her character, and is eager to see how it all comes together.