Moms' Night Out (2014)

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Critic Consensus: Cheap-looking, unfunny, and kind of sexist to boot, Moms' Night Out is a disappointment from start to finish.

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All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation... a long-needed moms' night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a paper bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for three hours-what could go wrong? (C) Sony/AFFIRM Films
Rating:
PG (mild thematic elements and some action)
Genre:
Comedy
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In Theaters:
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Cast

Sarah Drew
as Allyson
Sean Astin
as Sean
David Hunt
as The Cabbie
Abbie Cobb
as Bridgette
Manwell Reyes
as Tattoo Desk Guy
Michael Leone
as Brandon
Brett Rice
as Sergeant Murphy
Victor Turner
as Police Desk Officer
Brad Heller
as Restaurant Visionary
Nicky Hawthorne
as Desk Nurse
Kristopher S. Kimlin
as Brother Bill
Mary Nelson
as Newlywed Bride
Jon Erwin
as Agent
Lou Ferrigno
as The Hulk
Eric Server
as Frightened Man
Amy Adelseck
as Woman In Church
Donna Reed
as Housewife
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Critic Reviews for Moms' Night Out

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (16)

If the concept of a moms' night out is premised on the notion that mothers can never get away for fear their families will collapse in their absence, then this movie cruelly confirms that fear.

Full Review… | May 11, 2014
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

What ensues is frenetic and never as funny as it should be because directing brothers Andrew and Jon Erwin are not skilled enough at pacing the action and varying the volume.

Full Review… | May 9, 2014
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Basically, the moral of the story is: Don't go out. Because if you do, all hell will break loose - or rather, all heck.

Full Review… | May 9, 2014
RogerEbert.com
Top Critic

Some of these plot twists require more than the normal suspension of logic that often happens in similar comedies. Yet the characters are all appealing.

Full Review… | May 8, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Seldom has wackiness been as tedious as it is in "Moms' Night Out," a Christian-themed film that is desperate to make adherents seem wild and crazy but mostly makes them seem incapable of raising children.

Full Review… | May 8, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

It's rare that a movie fails on absolutely every level, but "Moms' Night Out" is a remarkably vivid example.

Full Review… | May 8, 2014
Newsday
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Moms' Night Out

Frantic, skittish, and only occasionally funny, Mom's Night Out means well but it's not effectual or even particularly Christian.

Cameron Metrejean
Cameron Metrejean
½

I was really looking forward to the film. It had a good premise. But as soon as the film started I began to cringe. The narration was badly written, each one of the character was really generic, the acting was nightmarish, the script uneven. It made you feel good but was way to predictable and preposterous. It may be good for Christian viewers but I personally did not enjoy this film at all.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer

A slapstick comedy that has actual laugh out loud scenes. It is faith based and does have B-actors but they hold their own for the most part and the message is not too heavy to make non-believers or casual believers squirm too much. It did kind of suggest that men are useless or weak and need women to run the show but I was willing to overlook it. A decent rental that is purely for entertainment. 09-14-2014

Christopher Oakley
Christopher Oakley

Super Reviewer

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