I had the opportunity to preview this movie a few weeks ago. All opinions expressed are my own.
As a mostly stay-at-home mom of two littles, I find camaraderie and solace in talking with other moms about the day’s events. From the writing on the walls to cleaning up messes, it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle of the every day. Mom’s Night Out tells the story of one such mother as she struggles to find balance in her life between being a mom and staying true to her own identity.
Throughout the movie, I laughed, I cried, and several times found myself shaking my head in agreement – having been there myself on most occasions. It was one of those thought-provoking movies that I truly walked out of knowing that I would recommend to every single mother I know, young and old. One of my other favorite elements of the movie was that it is truly family-friendly. No swearing, violence, over-dramatized love scenes, nudity or sex. You could feel comfortable sharing this movie with everyone in your life, including your little ones. I also appreciated the fact that as a mom of boys – they didn’t use typical potty & diaper humor to elicit laughs.
One final note about the movie is the fact that dads aren’t featured as doofuses. Moms are celebrated in this movie without making dads look like “the bad guys.” I also loved the fact that Sean Astin encourages his wife to actually go out and pursue more of herself without heaping on a guilt trip or some exaggerated sigh that she’s leaving him with the kids. It’s a refreshing take on the typical Hollywood trend.
Starring Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton and the loveable Trace Adkins (he’s one of my favorites in this flick), head out to the theater Mother’s Day weekend with a group of girlfriends and have your own Mom’s Night Out. You won’t regret it (and as the movie says, What Could Go Wrong?)