Preview: A Bad Moms Christmas

Adventure,Comedy

So-so holiday laughs from a mega-A-list cast Discuss this article

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Like most comedies no-one was expecting much of that went on to become sleeper hits (hello, Daddy’s Home 2), the sequel to Bad Moms is drafting in some big reinforcements for its second box office tour of duty.

Where Daddy’s Home 2 has enlisted Mel Gibson and John Lithgow as Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell’s dads respectively, here, Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn, see their old dears – Christine Baranski, Cheryl Hines and Susan Sarandon, in that order – arrive for “that most wonderful time of the year”. With chaotic, vaguely naughty results.

Word out of the States says that the result has its moments but is essentially trying to further stretch an idea that was pretty much past its elastic limit in the first place. But, as festive messages go – to think about all the hard work your mum always puts into making Xmas ace – we’ve heard worse.

The bottom line
So-so holiday laughs from a mega-A-list cast.

By Mark Dinning
Time Out Abu Dhabi,

A Bad Moms Christmas

  • Duration: 104
  • Released: Fri, 17 Nov
  • Language: English
  • Director: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
  • Stars: Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn

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