Many moms understand the pressure to be that perfect mom. Sometimes it's enough to make us want to throw in the towel and revolt. This is the premise for the new movie, Bad Moms, starring Mila Kunis, and some other well-known actresses, like Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Christina Applegate, and Jada Pinkett Smith.
Bad Moms features Mila Kunis as Amy Mitchell, a mom who is doing everything in her power to be the best mom and wife. She begins in the trailer, cooking the perfect breakfast. "I'm going to try to do everything by myself today," she tells her kids. "This should be fine as long as everyone does what they're supposed to do, right?" Cue the dog walking in with a bad limp. Dropping the kids off at school on her way to the vet, she is confronted by the PTA mom informing her of an emergency PTA meeting. Work doesn't seem to be going well for her, either.
"Every mom has a breaking point," the trailer states in pink spattered stenciled letters. At the meeting, the perfect PTA mom, Gwendolyn (Christina Applegate) is rattling off the no-noes of the bake sale- no BPA, no MSG, no BHA, no wheat, no sugar, no butter, no milk, no eggs... Finally, Amy Mitchell stands up for herself, "No! I'm so tired of trying to be this perfect mom. I'm done."
Two of her mom friends, played by Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn, join her in a rebellion against everything that stands for that perfect mom image, from bringing store bought goods to the bake sale, to partying in a bar.
Kristen Bell, who has two daughters of her own, told PEOPLE, "It's a beautiful movie about women rediscovering themselves and recognizing that whatever type of mom we are, we are all on the same team. That rang true for me. Every single person in it is a mom, and we were all able to identify all the feelings discussed in the movie."
Kunis also added, "It was just the epitome of a really fun movie to make."
Here is the official trailer released May 2nd. It's not one that is appropriate for viewing by kids.
There is also a longer, NSFW (not safe for work) trailer that includes much more cursing (a lot of F-bomb-dropping) and sexual references. The comedy is written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, who collaborated on movies like The Hangover and 21 & Over, so that should give viewers an idea of what the film might be like.
Originally the film was going to be produced through Paramount, and would be starring Leslie Mann. Her husband Judd Apatow was going to produce. Because of scheduling issues, though, they had to step out, and STX is now the production company.
Bad Moms will be in theaters July 29th.