Fun Mom Dinner (2017)

“Fun Mom Dinner” is completely baffling. Even after a full, attentive viewing, I’m not entirely sure what I thought of it. It’s definitely ultra light, with barely a plot holding it together, and all of its hyper-talented performers are neutered for the movie despite its R rating. In particular, Bridgett Everett’s winning brand of foul-mouthed camaraderie is rendered unpleasant by the constraints of the screenplay. Nevertheless, the movie’s parent-positive central thesis – while poorly handled by the script via a series of lectures masquerading as dialogue – is primed to provide some harmless catharsis for its target audience. The cast tries their best to rise above the flimsy plot, and while most of them have standout moments, it’s a winning John Early who walks away with the movie’s best laughs in a brief appearance.

Rating: ★★★ (out of 5)

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