Towards the end of April, Valentine’s Day director Garry Marshall will continue his holiday-themed streak with Mother’s Day, showering moviegoers with motherhood highs and lows through largely rose-tinted glasses.
But there’s another maternal dramedy on the horizon from the opposite end of the spectrum, and today brings forth the first images showcasing Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn’s Bad Moms. Drowning their problems with one too many shots and generally revelling in each other’s company, STX Entertainment’s feature orbits around the character of Amy Mitchell (Kunis), a proud mother that begins to feel the strain from work and home.
In her path to breaking bad – not quite as bad as Heisenberg, mind you – she teams with two other misfit moms (Hahn and Bell) to step out of their comfort zone and grab life by the short and curlies. In the second image arriving today, there’s also a peek at Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith and Annie Mumolo’s characters, who cause Amy and her friends more than a few headaches as “rival moms.”
Here’s the official synopsis via STX:
“Amy Mitchell (Kunis) puts her family first, second, and third. But her man-child husband, high-maintenance kids and idiot boss are taking a toll. When the alpha moms (Applegate, Mumolo, and Smith) at her kids’ school push her too far, Amy finally snaps. Good Amy becomes Bad Amy really fast and she doesn’t go it alone. Teaming up with two other misfit moms (Hahn and Bell), Amy gets a jolt of freedom that shakes up her life and might even make her a better mom.”
Bad Moms hits theaters on July 29. Look for the first trailer to arrive in the coming days off the back of these first-look images.