No one’s perfect. But despite that fact, there’s plenty of pressure on mothers to be just that.
That’s why buzz is quickly building about “Bad Moms,” a movie about a group of women who finally decide trying to be everything to everyone just isn’t worth it.
It’s relatable — and not just to the millions who’ve already watched the trailers for the film online.
Even the stars have lived the reality of “bad mom” moments.
Actress-comedian Kathryn Hahn shared a story about the moment she found one of her kids after a very brief disappearance.
“We had looked outside, and she was naked,” Hahn recalled. “She was a year-and-a-half, naked on the trampoline with a bowl of frozen grapes — like this close to just probably choking and dying.”
It sounds scary, but Hahn, along with co-stars Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell, just had to laugh about it now. Because that’s how you cope with those moments.
In the film, Christina Applegate plays a seemingly perfect mom who dishes out expectations and judgements to the others with equal ease.
But in real life, she’s Team Bad Mom, too.
“All we can do is our very, very best,” she said. “And we’re going to fail, and that’s how you get up, and that’s how you learn. We’re all just trying. And it’s OK to say, ‘Yeah, you know what? I was a really, really crappy mom today. But you know what? My kid’s alive, and they were fed.'”
And sometimes that’s good enough!
“Bad Moms” opens in theaters nationwide July 29.