Genre Guesstimation – A Bad Mom’s Christmas (2017)


The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.

This month’s genre has been chosen by Chris ‘Tank’ Tanski of Fright Rags and we will be reviewing our favorite Alternative Christmas Movies.

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Dec by sending them to alternativetank@movierob.net

Try to think out of the box! Great choice Tank!

Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of Alternative Christmas Movies……

“Amy, it’s December 19th. Even the Jews have their Christmas trees by now.” – Ruth

Number of Times Seen – 1 (3 Dec 2020)

Brief Synopsis – The three best friends from the previous movie need to deal with each of their mothers during the upcoming holiday season.

My Take on it – I enjoyed Bad Moms (2016) when I saw it a few years ago and hoped that this sequel would work as well.

Unfortunately, it is far from being on the same plane as the original film as it fails to work on so many levels.

The story isn’t really a fun one like in the first movie and comes off so poorly the whole way through.

The characters (new and old) are very stereotypical and in some cases quiet annoying which hurts things far too much.

The cast is super and features Mila Kunis, Katheryn Hahn and Kristen Bell along with Christine Baranski, Susan Sarandon and Cheryl Hines as their respective mothers but even with so many great actresses here, they aren’t able to make this more enjoyable.

The plot is a bit over the top and that is also problematic especially given the fact that it doesn’t at all feel unique or innovative in anything that happens here to the characters or story.

Bottom Line – Horrendous sequel to the film Bad Moms (2016) that doesn’t work at all.  The characters are a bit too annoying for their own good and the fact that they all seem like stereotypes doesn’t help at all. The cast is great even though they fail to make things more enjoyable. The story is a bit over the top and that also hurts things a lot because they never manage to do anything unique or innovative with these characters or premise.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The film was announced on December 23, 2016, just two months after Bad Moms (2016) finished its theatrical run in the United States. Only 15 months separate the release dates of the original film and its sequel. (From IMDB)

Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Not even close. This film has a few funny moments, but overall, it’s a waste of time.

Rating – Razzie Worthy (3/10)

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