Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Moms' Night Out Movie

All Moms Deserve a Night Out!  There, I said it!  As a mom, I know we all get to the breaking point where we want to pull out our hair and leave our little ones to scrounge for food at the neighbors house at least once (or twice, or ...)  That's all of us, right?  Or is that just me?  Anyway...

While at the CNMC last fall in Boston, Shelly and I had the opportunity to view the trailer, interviews and clips for a new movie coming out this May in time for Mother's Day. Moms' Night Out is a "true to life family comedy that celebrates the beautiful mess called parenting."  Can I just say that I LOVE the term "beautiful mess" paired with parenting.  A great description ...

Here is the official synopsis -
All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation . . . 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 three hours—what could go wrong? MOMS’ NIGHT OUT is an endearing true-to-life family comedy that celebrates the beautiful mess called parenting.
AFFIRM Films/Provident Films
Here is the trailer...


Let's just say, that I laughed at that first scene with the kids "helping" in the kitchen.  We've all had one of those moments where our sweet darlings make an absolute mess in the middle of trying to do something good for us.   

Even though I'm not caught up in the midst of having three little people underfoot all day anymore cause they go to school (can I get a Woo Hoo!) I still have days of chaos and feeling under appreciated that leave me drained as a mom. So a confession - the moment in the trailer where the husband tells the mom that her job as a mom is important leaves me a little misty.  All moms need that affirmation from time to time.  Parenting is an important job.  

Much to my chagrin, I haven't actually seen the entire movie yet but it looks like a good one from the other clips and interviews we saw at the CNMC.  The directors, The Erwin Brothers, said in an interview they tried to make a movie to honor their wives and family in a humorous way... to celebrate parenthood and the family in a fun way.  

Yes, in this comedy, the husbands will bungle handling the kids, the women will get themselves in a crazy predicament, and it will all be right and wrong at the same time.   That's half the fun.    A hint, there is a great scene involving faith and loving yourself featuring Trace Adkins as "Bones."  Funny, inspirational and feel good all at the same time. 
Moms Night Out Movie Poster

The idea and humor of the movie really connects with me.  I mean, how often do we get a comedy that allows us to laugh at ourselves for our mom craziness, and yet celebrates all that is beautiful and difficult about parenting and families?  

It releases to theaters on May 9th.  Who wants to go see it with me??

Lisa Jones

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