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Fun Mom Dinner (2017)

August. 04,2017
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5.2
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Four women, whose kids attend the same preschool class, get together for a "fun mom dinner". When the night takes an unexpected turn, these unlikely new friends realize they have more in common than just marriage and motherhood.

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Joel Effendi Di Cinscutti
2017/08/04

I went into this expecting it to be a "Hell in a handbasket" film--those have intentionally simple set-ups, with usually (darkly) comedic plots propelled by events gradually spiraling more and more out of control until characters have a complete disaster on their hands.That's not what this is, though. This is more of a quaint, somewhat chick-flicky buddy film. They seemed to be shooting for a middle-age-yuppie-parents-oriented John Hughes style flick, a la the Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, 16 Candles, etc. It doesn't take much imagination to realize this. Characters regularly reference 16 Candles.I found a few scenes laugh-out-loud funny, but that's not necessarily what they were shooting for here anyway. They're just as often trying to be poignant or simply "cute"--the latter most consistently hitting its target.Unfortunately, overall, Fun Mom Dinner winds up falling a bit flat, unable to sustain or even build any significant momentum. It too often displays the relative laziness of its title. It's a short film, but some scenes drag--the marijuana dispensary bit is one of the worst offenders.I wouldn't say it's not worth watching, but lower your expectations--bury the bar in the ground after all. If you approach it as a sketchy, cute dramedy, though one with a character or two who can be on the annoying side as often as not, it has some assets.

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Gordon-11
2017/08/05

This film tells the story of four mothers, who are not best friends until they go for a dinner together, away from their children and husbands. It has been a long time since they have had fun, and they make full use of their valuable break from domestic duties."Fun Mom Dinner" wants to be another "Bad Moms", but I guess it has not worked as magically as planned. The jokes are not that funny, and the characters are not very sympathetic. The two fathers having a heart to heart talk in the backyard is actually more interesting to watch than the mothers who enjoy themselves. I guess the things these mothers do are a bit too ordinary, and not raunchy or outrageous enough for a comedy.

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ryanleigh-met
2017/08/06

I got a wife. I got 2 kids. I watched this movie exhausted at the end of a long day.I laughed a lot. The conversations were relevant to me and my wife. Very enjoyable movie.There's a lot of negative reviews out there and I think it's unfair cause those people reviewing it have no business seeing the movie. Why give a negative review to a film that it is not relevant to you. I liked it.

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yiskarasmussen
2017/08/07

I can't imagine why this movie's ratings are so low, because it is hysterical! A real chick comedy if ever I saw one... I haven't enjoyed a movie so much in a while. Don't watch the trailer cause it spoils a few of the good bits, but rest assured, you're in for a treat. This is the kind of movie I love to watch with my girl friends or my sisters.

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