Motherhood is not always easy. We all have those days where we want to stop by the drive thru, buy some hamburgers and give it for lunch to our kids to take to school. We all have those days that want to use paper plates so we do not have to do the dishes and we all have those days that we want to lock ourselves in the bathroom and stay there so we cannot be found.
But we certainly do not talk about those days. Well, that is about to change. Bad Moms is a comedy movie that will make you not only laugh but realize you are not alone and it is ok not to be perfect. I cannot wait to tell you more about the movie closer to the release date (July 29th), but for now, I leave you with some details about the press junket I attended last week.
About the movie
In this new comedy from the grateful husbands and devoted fathers who wrote The Hangover, Amy has a seemingly perfect life - a great marriage, over-achieving kids, beautiful home and a career. However she's over-worked, over-committed and exhausted to the point that she's about to snap.
I was very lucky and I got invited to a press junket hosted by STX Entertainment. All started on a Thursday night with the movie screening at the iHeartRadio Studios located in Burbank. We were treated to drinks, food and a surprise concert by Flo Rida.
After we danced and partied a little bit, we got to see the movie. I have not laughed so much in a long time. I will tell you more about the movie when the release date (July 29th) is closer. The next morning we went to the SLS hotel in Beverly Hills where we were treated to Spa services at Ciel Spa, mini massages by Zeel, mimosas, great food and we also interviewed the cast of the movie.
We had the opportunity to interview Mila Kunis, Kathyrn Hahn, Suzanne Todd, Jon Lucas, Scott Moore, Christina Applegate and Annie Mumolo. Everybody was super nice and down to earth. They told us about how the movie came to life and some of their own stories about motherhood and parenting.
Mila Kunis and Kathyrn Hahn were so nice to us. They laughed, they told us they read blogs and they talked about how motherhood have changed their lives. Somethings we tend to forget that actress are just as real as we are and they have to deal with the same stuff we deal everyday.
For example Mila told us a story that I think we all can relate to. One that you know probably has happened to you in the past but we are all very proud to admit: "Wyatt was like at seven, eight months old, and I was driving to visit my husband at work. And driving with an eight month old for a couple hours is like going on a road trip. So, you have to pack all this stuff up in anticipation of everything going horribly wrong with the first baby. Second baby doesn't matter. First baby, you're like, oh, my God, everything's going to go wrong. So, you pack the car up with all this stuff. And I was like I did it. I put her in the car. Like, I high five myself. I'm driving down the 101. And I was like oh, my God, I'm doing really good today. And he was being really quiet, and I was like, oh, let me look in the rear view mirror to make sure everything's okay. And I look, and she's happy as can be, but just not nearly strapped in." (It cannot get more real than this!)
We also got the chance to ask some questions to Christina Applegate and Annie Mumolo. We laughed a lot because they were really funny and they made everyone felt comfortable.
Christina Applegate told us that some of her favorite memories from filming were:"Talking with all the girls in a circle in our chairs about politics and our children. That was the conversation every day. It went back and forth from being a mother and politics, mother, politics, mother, politics, mother, politics. They kind of go hand in hand because one's going to form the future for our offspring as well."
Annie Mumolo told us that her least favorite part of motherhood are "the hours between 4:30 and bedtime. The dinner to the bath to the books to the brush your teeth to get in your pajamas to the bed, that whole thing to me, I need breaks in the middle. I go in my closet. I take a few minutes and breathing. There's wine. There's little mini breaks and checking out and then checking back in and then like regrouping and okay. We got to get to the bath. Oh, God. Oh, my God." (I think we all can relate)
Watch the Trailer
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