Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Moms' Night Out (movie review)

When I first saw the trailer for Moms' Night Out, I knew it was the type of movie I would probably enjoy. I even planned a "Moms' Day Out" with my mother and sisters, and this movie was to be the center of attraction. I was certain it was going to show here in our hometown, as the trailer had been shown multiple times at our local theater. However, living in the small town that we do, it was another no-show. Ugh!

So, we did the only thing that avid movie-lovers could do. . .  We headed to the nearest big city a little over an hour away to shop and watch said movie. I had my fingers crossed that we wouldn't be disappointed. I mean, I was the one to beg and plead that we take a trip with this film as the main reason. I'll admit, as we each paid our $10 admission fee, I was sweatin' a little. I so didn't want Moms' Night Out to turn out to be one of those B-movies that showed all the best parts in the trailer. I bought the tub of popcorn as way of peace offering, just in case.

Tub of popcorn--unnecessary.

Moms' Night Out did not disappoint! We had a fantastic time watching our lives play out in a bit of a spoof that brought out the worst and best parts of motherhood. There were many, many genuine laughs during this movie. There is a touch of Christian base to it, but not so much that you feel like you've been to Sunday School. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy those movies (see previous post), but this movie talked about the importance of motherhood in a funny, clean, "night-gone-wrong" way that was not only entertaining, but uplifting, as well.

I think this film does what it set out to do. We left ready to greet our families again, grateful to be mothers. Could there be a greater compliment to a movie?

So don't hesitate to grab your moms, sisters, and girlfriends (or even your whole family), and enjoy the laughs that Moms' Night Out shares, along with its powerful message.

Most definitely recommend! :-D