What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Moms' Night Out is a faith-based comedy about three stay-at-home moms who get away for a night on the town, only to have their plans dashed by unforeseen obstacles. Although there's virtually no language (aside from a couple of insults like "tramp") or sex (just a couple of brief marital kisses), the movie isn't really meant for younger viewers, who won't get the marital/domestic humor or the more mature themes about identity crises and maternal breakdowns. There's also some drinking (and a couple of characters who appear drunk or stoned) and punching/pushing/shoving. Although the trailers don't necessarily make it clear, Moms' Night Out contains overtly evangelical Christian messages and themes.
  • Families can talk about who you think Moms' Night Out is intended to appeal to. Is it just for moms/adults? Do you think only families/viewers who embrace the movie's faith-based messages will appreciate it? Why or why not?
  • How would you describe the movie's point of view about gender roles and family responsibilities? Do you think most fathers are as bumbling and clueless as the ones depicted here? Are most mothers as controlling and stressed out?
  • Discuss the popularity of movies that take mostly in one day/night. How does this comedy compare to other movies about a night full of misadventures?
POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF
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