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Bad Moms Movie Review (2016) | A Light Watchable Hoot

Mila Kunis can still run a one woman show. So she proves in Bad Moms movie. The light comedy might not have a huge plot under its belt, it still manages to wade through owing to its comic pleasantries. The feel-good factor that it bides by, when you see all the goodness going on in the life of Amy, you almost realize that this movie is going to leave you satisfied. And surprisingly it does.

Plot of Bad Moms Movie

If you look at the plot of the movie, it is more like a dreamy take on how things pan out for three fed up moms who decide to loosen up a little, taking time off from some punishing parenting. Of course, it appears too fanciful to be true, as good things keep happening on a roll. But you think about all the bad times Amy (Mila Kunis) had to suffer in, and suddenly that positive snappy home run begins to feel kind of okay.

Parenting can be really debilitating sometimes. There are thousands of sacrifices and selfless gestures to be made that could take its toll on anyone. For a woman who works every single moment of her life each day, who doesn’t even have time for herself, things are supposed to be tough. As a result she winds up with a cheating husband and ungrateful  kids (You can’t really do anything about the latter). And to vent out all that, the inevitable happens – Amy decides to chill.

still from bad moms movie watching a movie in a theater

With a failing marriage that was a downward tumble, she needed to let out all the chaos that was eating her up. She encounters Kathryn Hahn‘s Carla and the cutesy Kristen Bell‘s Kiki and they strike a perfect chord together. In an attempt to shake things up and live a little, they all become Bad Moms thus justifying the movie’s moniker.

The movie also banks on an iniquitous element Gwendolyn  portrayed by Christina Applegate that fills the movie with promising twists. However, in an attempt to show the dark side, the flick ends up becoming nothing but an attempt to right the wrongs after a wild crazy run. The PTA subplot becomes the main plot which makes you want to shake your head quite often.

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Downsides

In an attempt to take us to the fairyland, the movie overlooks a lot of things. I am afraid there is nothing intelligible that Bad Moms movie offers. Goofs are good but they seem driven by a vapid story-line. Characters other than major Moms stay in a vague zone, clouded most of the times. Everything appears exactly what a tired mom would want. Yes, that again waves at you far away from a fancy enclave.

The movie ends up coveting for an imaginative perfect life for mothers that seems to be waiting just right around the corner. So it’s in a way shouting – “All you have to do is wait for your husband to cheat, and things are going to be just like a fairy tale. Oh and wait you need to be hot too!”

The Final Verdict

The primal theme on which the flick tries to work really hard on is by depicting how it’s alright to be a bad mom. That life isn’t perfect, and that it will fling at you all its dirtiness. Sometimes it’s alright to loosen up. So the frames in the end try to pay tribute to some Celeb Moms as they try to recall the bad things they subjected their kids to. It is fun, yeah!

Bad Moms movie is solely driven by its light-hearted spirit. Also, by Mila Kunis powerful performance as the resounding badass Mom who revolted. Other amusing equations join in to make it a hoot. Worth a watch!

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Demolition Review (2015)

A twisted drama!

Comes another melodramatic venture from the beautiful head of Jean-Marc Vallee, Demolition is a movie not for everyone. Whilst I personally love his direction, in the back of the head I get this feeling it might overwhelm some with apathy.

PLOT OF DEMOLITION

Demolition lets you delve into the head of a guy who goes rogue on account of a recent mishap. Jake Gyllenhaal gets into the skin of Davis, a guy who doesn’t pay much attention to what’s going on around him, until he does. The world we behold then is brimming up with his insanity, and he seems at one point to have reached heights of the inane. Some of his acts seem really fatuous but some instigated. But it is the constant struggle between the two that the director pushes us toward which makes things hard to digest.

BREAKING IT DOWN

Jake Gyllenhaal is, no doubt, outstanding as the protagonist who loses it all in the very beginning frames of the movie. It unfolds into a great sojourn as people make an effort to fathom his fatuous acts, which he justifies through his phenomenal explanatory yet endearing letters to Karen (Naomi Watts), a character we see appear out of the blue. For some moments, you will have a hard time wrapping your head around the mist she appears from. At one junction, I took her for a figment, but then when we see her world unfurling with more twisted people, things kind of sediment.

SUB-PLOT IN DEMOLITION

You see a sub-plot protruding right then with the inclusion of Chris (Judah Lewis) to the tale. The side story comes more as a helping hand to see the thrilling side of demolishing something, a secondary perspective which tries to address a persisting LGBT issue too. It is weird how with those moments with Chris, Karen disappears completely only to return when she is needed for the movie. A sense of disconnect that makes things impalpable. In his strides towards the extraordinaire, Jean-Marc Vallee often misses out on the flick’s substance.

THOSE GYLLENHAAL MOVES

Watching Jake groove to the beats was one of the most amusing and cool parts. His carefree reckless dancing makes you fall in love with him even more. Watching him rip apart everything he thinks beautiful, gives you a silent satisfaction. To feel that relatable urge to annihilate things to tatters, was a reassuring contended sight. Albeit it becomes very difficult to relate to his character after one point, owing to some humorous bits in the movie, which seemed more like a deliberate attempt to aid the movie into reaching its climax, which was also quite fromward from its original steer. But the climax unravels with a punch in a gorgeous fashion that covers up for the indifference that we face midway.

The fact that Julia (the wife) bides by and stays impregnated in Davis’ chores has been beautifully depicted in the Demolition. The way she gets mirrored to him every time goes on to show – no matter how aloof you are from someone your head somehow finds them through regular habits.

Screenplay of Bryan Sipe goes brilliant at times but ambles quietly on a constant high and low road. Chris Cooper does a very thoughtful loving and caring dad that almost breaks you up, if it weren’t for the callous Davis demeanour to put you back in his mood.

DAMAGED SPOILERS AHEAD

One of the most powerful parts of Demolition is Davis’ resurrection, as he feels sorry for his acts, and actually starts to miss Julia. That’s when he pulls himself together to meet a stranger who visits her grave. Mistook for the guy whom she was dating before her death, Davis decides to acknowledge him only to find out he was the guy responsible for the accident. It puts you in your brooding gears.

THE FINAL VERDICT

I could totally understand what the director is feeling when he tries to jog us down through that grieving lane. Unfortunately, he fails to connect us to his thoughts. With demolition, he couldn’t really open up wide and audaciously to the public, which I kind of felt defeats the purpose.