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BAD MOMS (2016) – My rating: 8/10

BadMomsPretty good for a summer fill in comedy. I actually laughed, a lot. The first notable information I’d like to tell you is, DON’T TAKE YOUR CHILDREN TO SEE THIS MOVIE! Language, nudity, and subject material would be highly inappropriate for a child. I’m surprised this comedy didn’t get an “X” rating for full frontal nudity and lewd conversation about “bush” (and I don’t mean the former president). Bad Moms was funny, funky and fun but it is definitely for adults only. (Mila Kunis) plays Amy Mitchell, a mom with two children married to Mike Mitchell, (David Walton) a not so upstanding husband. (Kristen Belle) plays Kiki, a stay-at-home mother of four with an overbearing husband who takes her for granted. (Kathryn Hahn) plays Carla, a lax, oversexed single mom with a somewhat awkward sized son that she neglects most of the time. These three women team up against (Christina Applegate) who plays Gwendolyn, the president of the PTA and a domineering, controlling bitch of a woman who allocates a grueling schedule for the moms while flaunting an attitude that makes everyone afraid to stand up to her. (Jada Pinkett Smith) plays Stacy, who has two children and is one of Gwendolyn’s cronies. (Annie Mumolo) plays Vicky, another one of Gwendolyn’s cronies, only she appears to be missing her backbone.  It seems everyone in the school dislikes Gwendolyn but is afraid of her wrath, including Principal Burr (Wendell Pierce).

After Amy teams up with Kiki and Carla, they begin a new life where responsibility, cooking, doing homework with and for the children, hand packing lunches and attending PTA meetings is OUT and partying, drinking at the local bars, reckless driving and meeting new men is IN, for the time being, anyway. Meanwhile, the righteous Gwendolyn is making life as hard for Amy and her cronies as possible. There are many laughs and many hilarious situations that will keep you well entertained. As usual, I have left out most of the story as not to spoil it for you. I enjoyed Bad Moms, it was just plain raunchy and fun!  BTW:  I felt Kathryn Hahn stole the show — she was very funny and delivered her lines like a true comedian. In the end, everyone is where they belong and there are some surprise interviews with the actresses and their real mothers.

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THINK LIKE A MAN TOO (2014) – My rating: 7/10

ThinkLikeAManTooI was disappointed in Think Like A Man Too!  It was too slap stick for me.  Kevin Hart’s rantings really got on my nerves.  If he had toned his character down some, it would have been a different ballgame.  It seems like the director tried to steal a page from” Hang Over 3″ and “Last Vegas” with an over the top chain of funny events in “Sin City”.  Both movies were better than Think Like a Man Too.  There were some funny parts, but not funny enough to spend the price of a movie ticket to see it.  The plot was okay but the craziness that followed was just plain stupid.  What a waste of talent.  You would think with this star studded cast, you’d get a pretty good movie, NOT!  I even resented some of the insinuations because Think Like a Man Too crossed the line in ethic jokes.  I don’t like any race of people to be the brunt of  bad jokes or bad dialogue.

One of the couples from Think Like a Man Too is getting married.  Kevin Hart is (erroneously) the best man.  While he thinks he’s the best man for the job, he ends up being the worse.  5 couples make up the wedding party accompanied by an over bearing, control freak mom who doesn’t think the bride is good enough for her son.  The problems begin with each gender’s expectations of the bachelor and bachelorette parties, respectively.  Other problems include a reservation misunderstanding, the grooms mother and one couple’s dedication to their jobs.  If you can get through Kevin Hart’s rantings, you might enjoy the rest of the cast that includes: Michael Ealy (Dominic), Jerry Ferrara (Jeremy), Meagan Good (Mya), Regina Hall (Candace), Dennis Haysbert (Uncle Eddie), Taraji P. Henson (Lauren), Terrence Jenkins (Michael), Jenifer Lewis (Loretta), Romany Malco (Zeke), Gabrielle Union (Kristen), Kevin Hart (Cedric), Gary Owen (Bennett) and Caleel Harris (Duke).  My recommendation is wait for the DVD which releases on 9/16/14.