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"Moms' Night Out" movie review
« on: May 14, 2014, 07:24:04 PM »
Haven't seen it, but now I want to.  Which is rare for me ........

Moms’ Night Out (PG) is a feel-good comedy about a harried young mother who just needs a little time away. It offers no hot superstars — unless you count Samwise Gamgee and “Everybody Loves Raymond’s” wife in supporting roles. (Granted, Sarah Drew played the Christian doctor on “Grey’s Anatomy,” but that’s not silver screen, and virgins are so not hot in Hollywood.)

The movie was shot in the glamorous state of Alabama, around Birmingham. Rotten Tomatoes says the critics find it “cheap-looking, unfunny and kind of sexist to boot…a disappointment from start to finish.” Despite the critics wisdom, 85% of the audience liked it. Why?

In a word: relatability.

Ok, I’m pretty sure that’s not a word, but it’s a thing.

For the vast majority of Americans, traditional family life connects. Unlike the typical Hollywood production, this film features husbands who faithfully love their wives, women who love to be mothers, people who attend church regularly (not just show up in an empty darkened sanctuary when they’re suicidal, on the lam or searching for Knights Templar treasure). As a bonus, it includes characters who can speak without cursing and cope without drinking.
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Re: "Moms' Night Out" movie review
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2014, 08:16:30 PM »
If I'm not mistaken, this is an Alex Kendrick movie - the same fella that produced "Facing the Giants", "Fireproof", and "Courageous".

Nice to see that his modest success with this genre has enabled him to hire some name star power. I'll definitely see it.

ETA: Nope, I'm wrong. Kendrick is only acting in this film, not producing or directing. So, I suppose it's still nice to see that his modest success with this genre has placed him on the radar of others with access to name star power. I'll still definitely see it.
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Re: "Moms' Night Out" movie review
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2014, 12:24:32 AM »
I'll have to add this to the wife and I's list.
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Re: "Moms' Night Out" movie review
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2014, 06:44:49 AM »
If the typical libiot critics hate it then it must be good.
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