'Mom's Night Out' Producers Says Movie a 'Love Letter to Moms Everywhere'

( [email protected] ) May 09, 2014 08:34 PM EDT
Jon and Andy Erwin, the producers of "Moms' Night Out," want the film to encourage mothers everywhere that they are valued. They say their movie is a love letter to moms everywhere, calling them the "unsung heroes."
The producers of Moms' Night Out say the movie is intended to be a love letter to moms everywhere.

The filmmakers of "Moms' Night Out" say the film is intended to be a love letter to mothers and wives.

"[A mother's work is]sometimes devalued in society, and I feel like it deserves to be applauded and moms night out is an applause to all those moms that very well deserve it," said Andy Erwin, one of the producers of the film, in an interview with The Gospel Herald. "This is a love letter to moms everywhere to say we appreciate what you do, and what you do is important.  It's hard being a mom, and it should be celebrated. They're the unsung hero."

Erwin his wife's hard work and selflessness inspired him to take part in creating the film.  

"Moms of America, single moms, working moms, stay at home moms-they give so much of themselves. They constantly give to everyone else and the thing they constantly jettison is taking care of themselves."

At the Hollywood red carpet premiere, lead actress Sarah Drew told the press that she believes moviegoers will walk away from the film encouraged.

"That's my hope, that's my greatest wish," she said. "I want moms to walk out of the theaters feeling like the super heroes that they are. And they are going to see the beautiful and chaotic mess of what parenthood is."

The film has been applauded for its relatability by Christian and secular audiences alike.

Gary Chapman, author of "The 5 Love Languages," calls the film "True-to-life comedy at its best.

"Moms' Night Out is a fun movie with a powerful message. You don't have to be perfect to be a good mom (or dad). You can't resign from being a parent; so you may as well enjoy the journey," he wrote.

Jon Erwin, who directed the film along with his brother, says one of the goals in creating the film was to show women their value, regardless of their background.

"We live in a culture of comparison... There are American women who don't believe they measure up.   They think they're a failure...they don't understand their own worth and value, and that they're loved by God just for who they are."

"Beauty has much more to do with uniqueness than conformity to a magazine cover, and individuality is what should drive it," he continued. "That's really what I want to give to everyone who sees the movie, we all need it. We all need to know that we're loved for who we are and not for who we're trying to be. And I think that's a powerful message and something that was definitely worth two years of my life and everyone else who was associated with this film.