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'Mom's Night Out' - Hilarious and Heartwarming

05/13/2014 06:09 pm ET | Updated Jul 06, 2014
  • KIDS FIRST! The Coalition for Quality Children's Media

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Don't take this film too seriously! I'm sure most moms will relate to this larger than life tale about Allyson and her mom friends who just want a night out on their own -- a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and fun. It's a set-up, right. We all know that there is sure to be a piper who needs to be paid in order for this group of young mothers to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a bag. When the husbands are given the task of watching the kids for a few hours, it's a warming that something just might go askew. Fourteen-year-old Brianna B. loved this movie and comments, "It has real life situations that I'm sure a lot of Moms can relate to. They probably relate to the pain of struggling to be the perfect parent." Her full review is below.

Mom's Night Out

Reviewed by Brianna Hope Beaton, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 14.

Mom's Night Out is a heartwarming and hilarious film that is great for the whole family.

Allyson (Sarah Drew) wants to have a night on the town with her friends. She wants to enjoy grown up stuff and have adult conversations. However, in order for this to happen, their husbands must watch the kids for a few hours and take care of everything at home. This should be easy enough, right? Wrong! All kinds of things happen which shows that a Mom's job is extremely important. Mom's Night Out is a little snapshot of the parenting journey.

I love this movie! It has real life situations that I'm sure a lot of Moms can relate to. They probably relate to the pain of struggling to be the perfect parent. The cast is so talented and their acting is so natural and real. The chemistry between them is great with the way they feed off of each other. They take this story and make it so believably funny and have you laughing out loud. I like the action sequences as it keeps your interest and it adds to the humor. My favorite character is the Cabbie (David Hunt) because the things he says makes no sense at all but cracked me up. Also, he is able to actually pull off an English accent although he is not from England. My favorite scene is when the ladies go to the Tattoo Parlor looking for the Baby and speak to the Desk Guy (Manwell Reyes). The ladies are hysterical and anxious but he is so cool and calm. He acts like he doesn't have a care in the world.

Andrew and Jon Erwin (October Baby) both direct this hilarious yet gratifying film. The comedy, action sequences and the genuine portrayal of the characters make it an enjoyable film. I like it when some of the words of wisdom come from the least likely person that you would imagine and it really touches your heart.

There are many messages about a mother's job in this film but, I like the unconditional love message. A mom's job is very important and, although she can take the place of others, no one can ever take her place.

I recommend this film for ages 6 to 18 and all the mom's who need a night out. This comedy is rated PG with no inappropriate language and is suitable for the whole family to see. I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

Give your Mom an extra treat and take her to see Mom's Night Out. It comes out in theaters on May 9th just in time for Mother's Day weekend.

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