Friday, May 16, 2014

Mom's Night Out



A few days ago, I had the privilege of viewing Mom’s Night Out.  Mom’s Night Out is a delightfully hilarious film produced by Pure Flix’s films. Pure Flix is a Christian film production company, headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.  If you’re expecting it to be like the old Hollywood TV shows where the mother is practically perfect you will be disappointed.  It paints a very realistic view of motherhood. Therefore, if, like me, you struggle with feeling inadequate as a mother, you will love this movie.  While I do not think it was not the intent of the movie, it also shows the danger of forming opinions of people too quickly.  I have heard that some critics think that it downplays the working mom.  I personally do not think the movie does this at all.  Instead, it encouraged me and said that, as moms, it’s ok not to have it all together every day.  I wish I could have seen this when my children were little.  It was an unmistakably family friendly film and in my opinion worth seeing.  It does depict mom’s and the things they do at home as important.  The other thing that impressed me about this film is that men are also treated with respect. One thing that some may not like is that it does approach the movie from a Christian worldview.  I personally did not feel that it was over powering in this area.  It depicted a true to life story, so there were some Christians and some non-Christians. So, in my opinion, if you’re looking for a movie that will make you laugh and yet empower you as a mom to hang in there, then this is a movie for you.


Mom's Night Out