"Reel Reviews: ‘A Bad Moms Christmas’ puts different spin on that perfect event" by: Jessica Shepard

   “A Bad Moms Christmas” follows three under-appreciated and over-burdened women as they rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas.
    Bad Moms Amy, Kiki and Carla, played by Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn, respectively, reprise their roles from 2016’s hit film.
   This year, they’re joined by Isis, Ruth and Sandy, played by Susan Sarandon, Christine Baranski and Cheryl Hines.
   Once you meet them you can draw the clear conclusions how each grandmother forged their daughters in their image; or close enough.
   Especially when they descend unexpectedly on their daughters and their families.
   As if creating a more perfect Christmas for their families wasn’t hard enough!
   By the end of the journey, the moms will redefine how to make the holidays special for all and discover a closer relationship with their mothers.
   They manage to get it all done with liberal amounts of drinking and F-bombs.
   My mom and I actually saw this together and we could not stop laughing.
   While I don’t have any children, we did make it a point to quietly nudge each other when one mom on screen portrayed some trait that either one of saw the other often doing.
   For the record, my mom doesn’t embody just one of the grandmoms – she’s sort of this mix of all of them; which is weird.
   Anyway, it’s definitely a movie that makes time to have the daughters and their mothers reconcile and have their relationships grow in understanding.
   It’s rated R for crude sexual content and language throughout, and some drug use.
   So, if you’re planning on making it a family affair, I’d just keep that all in mind.
   Coming off a tough weekend against “Thor: Ragnarok,” the film earned second place with a total of $27.9 million sales worldwide.
   At our house, it might just fall into the annual Christmas movie rotation when it comes out on DVD.
   But, if you get the chance and really want to laugh, check it out on the big screen first.

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