Review Bad Moms

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At the time of writing, Bad Moms has apparently already made almost $56 million big ones at the box office and it’s my bet it will double, triple and even inspire a TV series. Yes, sisters, it’s. that. good.

Think the Hangover meets Sex and the City – Bad Moms is crass, irreverent and confronting, yet oh so relatable it will make you squirm in your seat on more than a few occasions. And just like SATC, if you’re a Mum, you’ll see yourself in at least one (if not all) of the main characters which can uncomfortable, comforting and hilarious all at the same time.

Continuing on with our SATC comparison, the main characters could be Carrie, Samantha and Charlotte (ditching Miranda, I mean, who ever liked her anyway?) but are now Mums living in the burbs. Amy, Carla and Kiki but ‘living the dream’ of the white picket fence variety, swapping their Manolo’s for Kumfs and their Cosmopolitans for long blacks, their days as Moms are tedious, long and unfulfilled.

The main character of Amy Mitchell (Mila Kunis) is as genuinely sweet and likeable as Carrie, albeit less the expansive wardrobe and cigarettes. Married to husband Mike, Amy has two children after shacking up early with her first baby arriving at aged 20. But life is far from rosy – Mike is useless, lazy and narcissistic. More like a flatmate than a husband, he offers next to nix when it comes to responsibility in providing, housework or child-rearing let alone noticing his wife’s undeniable attractiveness or needs. After catching him cheating on her over the internet, Amy has no option but to confront her feelings of rage and complacently towards him. Kicking him to the curb and out of the house, she realises his only purpose may well have been to be the glue that held her, and in turn the family unit together simply by sitting on the couch.

In between this, Amy (like most Mums nowadays) is juggling more than her fair share of burdens in running the entire household; think school projects, soccer practice, working a part-time (aka full time) job in a coffee company for a clueless hipster boss and throw in a sick dog with vertigo “Who knew this was even a thing?”, she’s almost at breaking point. The final blow is Gwendolyn (Christina Applegate) who, as the head of the PTA strives for perfection in not only herself but demands it of others, pushes Amy that little bit too far regarding delivery of bakery goods in the upcoming all American bake-sale. Think Michael Douglas in Falling Down, you just know Amy’s about to blow but, depending on the wind direction, we just don’t know which way.

It’s here she meets fellow unfulfilled and equally unhinged Moms Carla (Kathryn Hahn) and Kiki (Kristen Bell) who, for their own miserable reasons have all converged at the local dive bar for sweet relief. It’s over a few shots, wines and basically anything to get them drunk that they bond over their shared loathing of the perfect Mom (whatever the hell that is), of Gwendolyn and her ilk and compare stories of their perceived shitty mother skills. They bond even further after a drunken romp around the fluorescent-lit local supermarket culminating in an all-night bender. Deciding to quit striving for unobtainable perfectness at her own expense, Amy throws down the gauntlet to her newfound besties to just, well, fuck it. “Let’s be bad Moms”, she declares. What ensues is a battle against the excellence Gwendolyn represents and what we behold as good parenting, all to side-splitting results. Nothing is sacred or off limits in this film and it’s here you can tell comedy genius Judd Apatow (think Train Wreck, This is 40 etc) had a heavy hand in its production.

Reuniting Kunis and Bell since Forgetting Sarah Marshall, the cast truly deliver a stellar performance with Kathryn Hahn the lubricant that completes the triangle of deranged friendship as the hilarious, sexually- empowered single Mom. Bell is subtle and on-cue with Applegate simply picking up her role of Veronica Corningston from Anchorman and placing it down with a side-dish of bitchy to perfection. Jada Pinkett-Smith (cue Miranda?) is in there somewhere too.

Bad Moms is of course a comedy (and a great one at that) but at it’s core, its an insight into the struggles of all Mums who said they wanted it all, yet didn’t realise this meant they had to do it all. Dad’s don’t feature much in this film and that’s the point – it makes us question the reality of the enormous pressures we are all under as Mums and the additional expectations we put on ourselves and those around us. The answer of course is a life-hack from John Farnham in ‘taking the pressure down’ by drinking more, supporting other Mums and to quit being all Rebecca Judd-gey about whose life is better. Because at the end of the day, we all suck at it. Some of us just look better on Instagram. Ya dig?

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Review Bad Moms

At the time of writing, Bad Moms has apparently already made almost $56 million big ones at the box office and it’s my bet it will double, triple and even inspire a TV series. Yes, sisters, it’s. that. good.

Think the Hangover meets Sex and the City – Bad Moms is crass, irreverent and confronting, yet oh so relatable it will make you squirm in your seat on more than a few occasions. And just like SATC, if you’re a Mum, you’ll see yourself in at least one (if not all) of the main characters which can uncomfortable, comforting and hilarious all at the same time.

Continuing on with our SATC comparison, the main characters could be Carrie, Samantha and Charlotte (ditching Miranda, I mean, who ever liked her anyway?) but are now Mums living in the burbs. Amy, Carla and Kiki but ‘living the dream’ of the white picket fence variety, swapping their Manolo’s for Kumfs and their Cosmopolitans for long blacks, their days as Moms are tedious, long and unfulfilled.

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Ab Fab the Movie is finally here
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Absolutely Fabulous Movie Review

Remember the good old days when you could party hardy? I'm talking drinking Fruity Lexia, smoking ciggie-butts, dancing on the tables to Melissa Tkautz until 3am and then following it all up with a good old McDonald's binge? Those were the good old days.

Fast-forward to today and I can't even stay awake past 8pm let alone even consider eating McDonald's - the party is well and truly over for me, my friends. And it's this sentiment that encapsulates my feelings towards the entire Absolutely Fabulous movie – both the champagne and movie was flat; our favourite characters didn't seem funny anymore, new characters weren't likeable and no amount of cameos (and there were many) could save it. Maybe the passage of time simply hasn't been kind - after all, it has been twenty five years. Were my expectations too high? Maybe I've changed? Maybe they have? Or maybe they haven't and therein lies the problem?

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Yes, you can source car part with Partsales
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Want to Source Your Own Car Parts Online?

If you currently own a Ford, Holden, Nissan, Toyota or a Subaru (or any car brand for that matter) and want to save some money and time, then read up, sisters - this post is for you!

Say goodbye to dealers that overcharge you for parts, there’s a brand new website that allows you to easily find essential car parts and accessories without the need to be an expert mechanic. Partsales is an online marketplace that will make it easy for you if you’re ever in need of car part replacements. It is a super useful tool that has brought together top car part retailers, offering a wide range of car parts and accessories. Offering everything from new wiper blades to panels and headlights, you won’t need to drive around searching for auto parts shops or struggle with finding parts that are compatible for your vehicle.

The site is extremely convenient, easy to navigate and incredibly useful for those who don’t have the expertise when it comes to car parts. Simply enter your car’s make, model and year and it will automatically show the parts that specifically fit your car – easing fears that you may end up with incompatible parts for your vehicle.

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Kit Harrington
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INFINITI and Kit Harington launch the Q60

Marketing cars to women has never been more progressive, and the latest campaign by INFINITI within the launch of their new Q60 is proof.

Game of Thrones (GOT) resident heartthrob Kit Harrington - aka Jon Snow - has been enlisted by INIFINITI USA to star in a one minute film launching the Q60 model.

In a nut-shell, the short movie shows Harington striding towards the Q60, settling into the car and dramatically reciting William Blake's primal poem, "The Tyger." Harington's intense performance is awakened as he takes both the Q60 and the poem for a visceral, winding drive. The film ends with an effortless stop from the Q60 and a knowing glance by Harington. Be still thy beating heart.

Obviously wanting to put this car on the map with panting women everywhere (and otherwise ignoring the accepted life-hack that Jon Snow knows nothing), INFINITI has released a statement by Harrington who states, "What inspires me personally in my life, is a beautiful piece of writing – something which is specific, delicate and beautiful," said Kit Harington. We assume he means the car.

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Madonna (and her squoobs) Make a Comeback

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The Queen of reinvention strikes again

The Queen of reinvention strikes again

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Madonna had us worried for a while there. The world went Gaga and our favourite Material Girl seemed to slink back into the shadows. Nobody had heard ‘boo’ from her and now suddenly, she’s everywhere! She’s winning a Golden Globe (but not winning any popularity contests for those unseemly squoobs), she’s directed an acclaimed film, ‘W.E.’ and now she’s adding another album to her discography of dance hits.

MDMA (a naughty reference to the party drug of dirty dance floors) is due for release on March 26th and is sure to push boundaries even Gaga hasn’t thought of. And that's really saying something. The first single, ‘Give Me All Your Luvin’ will hit airwaves February 4th and features pop protégé Nicki Minaj (think Madonna meets a bubble gum machine) and M.I.A. It’s catchy (if not a bit too catchy) and certainly proves why Madge is still the undisputable Queen of Pop.

The music video for ‘Give Me All Your Luvin’ airs live on American Idol on February 3 and is sure to go viral sooner. The clip features a football and cheerleader theme, a nod to Madonna’s Half Time Entertainment hot spot at the upcoming Super Bowl. As long as she doesn’t pull a Janet Jackson ‘wardrobe malfunction’ we’ll be happy. We’ve seen enough of Madge's squoobs for one comeback, thanks.


 

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