Laughter rippled through my family room last Friday night where several women from my church congregation came together for a fun “Moms’ Night Out” watching the movie by the same name.
Moms Night Out was just released on DVD and Blu-Ray (not to mention instant viewing on Amazon Prime) and I have to admit that yes, I really have seen this movie FOUR times and still can’t tear my eyes away from everything that ensues when three women decide they need to get out and have some fun and things don’t go exactly as planned.
Sarah Drew, known for her role as Dr. April Kepner in the ABC medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy, plays stressed-out mom Allyson who simply needs to go out with a few friends. Patricia Heaton, known for playing the mom in Everybody Loves Raymond and The Middle, plays the pastor’s wife who appreciates being invited out while still dealing with arguments with her own daughter – providing contrast between moms of kids at various stages and at the same time, similarities of simply being a mom. The whole family gets involved when a baby goes missing and the women decide to get involved, sacrificing their night of freedom.
Read my previous review when I attended the screening of this movie before it came to theaters. I highly recommend getting this movie and watching it with friends, family, church members. It helps you laugh at bit at yourself, laugh with each other and appreciate the poignant moments when a young mom learns a thing or two about being too hard on herself.
(Disclosure: I received a DVD/Blu-Ray for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)