A Bad Mom’s Christmas is filthy, nasty and very, very dumb, but it also manages to be very funny and has a great cast, including the irresistible Christine Baranski, and the ever wonderful Susan Sarandon and Cheryl Hines. A Bad Mom’s Christmas is the sequel to the unexpected, sensational, Bad Moms, and brings the original trio (Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn and Kristen Bell) together as they try to celebrate Christmas with their families. But then their moms arrive (played by Hines, Baranski and Sarandon) and they decide to break away from the tradition and celebrate the festival in their own way.
The movie isn’t as good as the first one, and it has a very repulsive sequence involving Bikini Wax, but the cast is talented and some of the jokes are out and out hilarious, which makes it watchable. All the actors are great, even though the male characters get a short shrift in place of more screen time for the actress’ and all of them deliver delightful performances.
The direction’s isn’t flashy and the song choices in the movie can be a little too on the nose. There are probably a little to many “fun” montages in the middle section of the movie, but all is forgiven when the viewer is laughing at the jokes.