Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Double Movie Review: War Dogs & Bad Moms

Brent and I have a running joke that this summer is 'The Summer of Brent'. I'm getting a baby, he's getting a summer...seems fair to me. {grin} However, this past week became 'The Week of Allena'. I saw not 1 but 2 movies! Allison and I hit up War Dogs on Thursday, and then some book club ladies and I saw Bad Moms on Sunday.

Plot: Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.
Review: Allison and I initially wanted to see Ghostbusters, but the times were all off for when we could go, so we randomly picked this since our theaters were all doing a sneak peak. We both really enjoyed it! It was definitely a dramedy with a mix of jokes, action, suspense, and drama. Jonah Hill was phenomenal in his role, and the story was really great! 
Rating: B+

Half of our book club ladies ready for Bad Moms {and amazing pizzzzza!}

Plot: When 3 overworked and under-appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun, and comedic self-indulgence.
Review: HILARIOUS. So, so, so freaking hilarious. I don't remember the last time I laughed this hard at a movie, and all 4 of us were laughing that hard. 3 of us are moms and the other works with children, so this just nailed it time and time again. It had a little heart and even gave a real plot line so bonus points for that!
Rating: A+++++

I'm excited to turn it up a notch for movies over the coming months since Allison and I are going to have to hustle to start in on award season movies before I pop out another kid! So what should we go see next?


Kathryn Bagley said...

Bad moms was hilarious!! My sister said that new movie with Meryl Streep is funny

Karen Peterson said...

I didn't get around to either of these. Guess I'll wait for Netflix.