When Christians try too hard to prove how fun they are, you get movies like Momâ€™s Night Out. Offensive to both genders and utterly out of touch with reality, Momâ€™s Night Out makes me want to call social services.
In Momâ€™s Night Out, a group of clichÃ©s including the frazzled, stay-at-home mom; the well-meaning, absent dad; the flighty best friend; the snooty restaurant hostess and any other clichÃ© you can cram in there are interact in this jumbled, ridiculous mess of a comedy.
While youâ€™re trying to cipher that mess, youâ€™ll get interrupted with over the top chirpy narrative and helpful graphics. It seriously like someone meant to write a sitcom, went on too long, and wound up with a terrible movie instead.
The characters are completely out of touch with reality. Iâ€™m sorry, but I donâ€™t know any mom who canâ€™t leave the damn house because the men in their lives are grunting morons who are incapable of providing for another human being for 2 hours. I think the moral of this story is â€˜if you go out, your family will fall apart.â€ Honestly, if there were gay bashing in it, Iâ€™d think the screenplay was written by Kirk Cameron.
Either go cute cozy comedy, or go extreme. But donâ€™t try to give me a Christian version of The Hangover. It just doesnâ€™t work.
The one bright shining gem, the flower that grew out of this pot of dirt, was Mr. Trace Atkins, who seems to have a natural talent on the screen. He plays a biker with a heart of gold that gets the movies message across without it coming across preachy. He was naturally suited for the roll and itâ€™s a damn shame that the rest of the movie wasnâ€™t as good as the parts that he was in.
The characters are surprisingly appealing. But the movie doesnâ€™t work. They picked great leads, but gave them clichÃ©d characters that really have no place in reality. The antics were over the top and the plot itself required a serious suspense of logic.
Also, tattoo parlors havenâ€™t been scary or intimidating since Miami Ink came out in 2005. Would it have been too hard to have these ladies at least go to a dive bar? I mean, thatâ€™s where I go on Momâ€™s Night Out. Things would have been a lot more plausible.
If you like your comedies extremely light on funny, then you can check out Momâ€™s Night Out. Unfortunately, I donâ€™t think itâ€™s worth the watch. Itâ€™s a movie that tries too hard and fails, despite an incredibly appealing cast. While it doesnâ€™t go over the top preachy, youâ€™re left to wonder, why focus on the Christen element at all?
Momâ€™s night out is a formulaic movie that relies heavily on plot coincidences and leaves you with a bad taste in your mouth. There is already enough guilt involved in being a mom. We donâ€™t need to also be convinced that the world will fall apart if we go out for three hours.Â If you are still interested watch the official trailer below: