Bad Moms 2 DVD Reviewed By Joseph Hoshino

The Premise
A Bad Moms Christmas follows our three under-appreciated and over-burdened women as they rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas. And if creating a more perfect holiday for their families wasn't hard enough, they have to do all of that while hosting and entertaining their own mothers. By the end of the journey, our moms will redefine how to make the holidays special for all and discover a closer relationship with their mothers.

The Review
If you’ve watched Love Actually enough times already, or could really use some time out from some of the traditional family Christmas movies this holiday season, you might get a good kick out of A Bad Moms Christmas.

Mila Kunis (Amy), Kristen Bell (Kiki) and Kathryn Hahn (Carla) are back to the grind in another rebellious and over the top adventure with more laughs than ever. While Bad Moms (2016) is all about the pressure of living up to the “perfect mom” ideals, this movie revolves around the yearly stress of mothers having to build up Christmas as the icing on the cake for their families. If you enjoyed the all the brutal honesty and raunchy humor from the first movie, you’re most likely to have the same good thoughts about this one. Even if you haven’t seen the first, I personally don’t think you need to if you’re just looking for something fun to watch.  

Most notably new to the cast are the mothers behind these “bad moms”. I have a feeling that the role of Amy’s stony-hearted, hostile mom was written especially for Christine Baranski and if you’ve seen how great she is in The Big Bang Theory before, you’ll understand why. Cheryl Hynes brings along a lovingly creepy, colourful and cringe-comedic mother of Kiki who, like her daughter, is full of surprises. Carla’s mom, Susan Sarandon is probably the lesser of three evils, even though her character’s controversial name would suggest otherwise.
The Verdict
I didn’t really expect Bad Moms to get a sequel but I’m so glad that it did. Shaking things up for the holiday season is a festive take on last year’s lovable trio of rebel moms which had a number of people in the theatre, including myself, clapping at the end. For this I’m sure many others out there will be pleased as well. Who knows what these three will tackle next?
The Trailer

The Info
DVD Releases: 7th February 2018
Rating: R16 - Contains Drug use, sexual references & offensive language
Duration: 104 minutes
Genre:  Comedy
Starring: Kathryn Hahn, Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell
Director: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
The Extras
This is Mila Kunis's first sequel.
Principal photography on the movie began on May 1, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.
The film was announced on December 23, 2016, just two months after Bad Moms (2016) finished its theatrical run in the United States. Only 15 months separate the release dates of the original film and its sequel.
This is the second movie Kristen Bell and Cheryl Hines starred together. The first movie was Serious Moonlight (2009).
This is the third movie Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell starred together. The first two movies were Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) and Bad Moms (2016).