Some are dealing with a Hail Mary attempt to turn around a sexless marriage and avoid divorce, some are simply trying to keep the magic alive, some are up to their eyeballs in marital : FAIL: (911 sub-forum).
It doesn’t quite make up for the fact that this yuletide-themed sequel is so sloppily laugh-deficient and obvious about holiday craziness and button-pushing loved ones.
All at once, like gunslingers upon a peaceful town, the women’s mothers show up unannounced: Impeccably dressed, haughty, perfectionist Ruth — a role Baranski could play in her sleep — quickly sets a land-speed record for inadequacy insults aimed at Amy and her lacking holiday prep.
Ruth’s overhaul plans: over-decoration, intensive caroling, and a swanky house party.
You can call “A Bad Moms Christmas” a “Bad Moms” movie, but it’s really a “Christmas” movie, and a perfectly serviceable one if you don’t mind not laughing much.
It’s like a buffet of appropriately themed holiday snacks whose inherent festiveness you can admire, even if you’re not exactly sated after sampling.