What must be the fastest sequel of the century, just a year after the first Bad Moms movie came out, we can laugh at and with those "crazy ladies" once more… In A Bad Moms Christmas, it's the seasonal highlight of Christmas that the Bad Moms rebel against. And to make matters worse, the moms' own moms are joining in, too…
After the events of the first Bad Moms film, Amy Mitchell (Mila Kunis) has become a much more relaxed mom. Having got rid of her useless husband, she now lives in a happy blended family with her two kids, the "hot widower" from Bad Moms 1 and his adorable daughter.
Through these meetups, Amy has learnt to not stress out so much anymore – particularly now during the run‐up to Christmas. That is, until her own mother Ruth (Christine Baranski) turns up. After all, Ruth is an ultra‐extreme control freak…
The other two ladies get an unexpected "seasonal visit" from their mothers, too: While Sandy (Cheryl Hines) is clinging too much onto her daughter Kiki and even copies Kiki's hairstyle, Carla's mother Isis ("yes, like the terrorist organisation", played by Susan Sarandon) is a "free spirit" who still refuses to become a "responsible adult".
Of course, there are going to be tensions with these bunch of ladies… and the big question is: Can Christmas be saved after all?
In contrast to the first Bad Moms movie (2016), which was largely filmed in New Orleans, Louisiana, A Bad Moms Christmas was shot almost entirely in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Trampoline Park where the whole clan (including all moms) is headed for "a fun day out" is the Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Newnan, Georgia.
And Amy's lavishly decorated "Christmas house" is located somewhere in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia.
My Final Verdict
The funniest Xmas Movie of the year!
Contrary to some of the many bad reviews that A Bad Moms Christmas received, I thought this sequel was actually just as funny and entertaining as the first Bad Moms movie. Sure, the r‐rated humour was still pretty much "below the belt". So much so that there were certain scenes when I was actually "ashamed" to laugh out loud in the cinema (just three words: "hot hunk waxing").
But overall, this one was as good as the first movie, so I will have to give…
***** 5 out of 5 stars!
If you're in the mood for more seasonal highlights, read my post 5 Christmas Comedies and Locations to check out this Holiday Season.