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What to know: A heartwarming and hilarious film that is great for the whole family.
Recommended age 8-18
98 minutes
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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.

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

What a funny family film, I expected an over the top try-too-hard comedy, but I was way off! Moms Night Out is a great film that is not only funny but also has a heartfelt story many moms can relate too. It gets you excited as the storyline unrolls and offers a mix of romance and thrills.

The story starts when a way-over-worked mom feels like she has had enough and really needs a break. So, she and her friends plan a girls' night out. However, the night doesn't quite work the way they expected. They 'enjoy' this insane night and have some pretty funny adventures. It is a movie that all moms can relate too and a film that is a perfect way of showing how hard mothers work.

I love this film for many reasons! The actors, Sarah Drew (Allyson) portrays her emotions well. The camera shots are smooth and perfect for the film. They catch the main idea of the scene and represent it at perfect angles. However, the comedy is on a smaller scale than I expected. Some of the jokes feel a bit outdated and are pretty predictable such as those about auto correct, cartoonish moves and stuff like that. Sadly, some of the jokes and situations have already been done a number of times in the movie industry.

My favorite scene is when they first introduce Sondra who has a teenage daughter. She tries to text on her phone and is terrible at it. Her auto correct version is way off from what she is trying to say. The brilliant Patricia Heaton portrays one of the lead characters so, you can imagine how entertaining it is. She types some interesting things to her daughter. It's a good scene to introduce her and funny as well. It made me laugh, while telling me a lot about the characters.

This film does have some adult content so I recommend it for ages 12 to 18 and give it 4.5 out 5 stars because it could use a bit more humor. Reviewed by Gerry Orz, age 12, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic

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All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and fun - a long-needed moms' night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation, and food not served in a bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for a few hours ... what could go wrong? Starring Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton.
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