Mom’s Night Out Movie {Review & Giveaway}

Disclosure: I received a copy of this for review from the publisher. I was not otherwise compensated, nor was I required to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Moms Night Out Movie

 

Back in the spring, I watched as facebook and other social media lit up with this ridiculous looking movie called “Mom’s Night Out.” I shook my head as women around me fawned over it. I was pretty sure I would hate it. I am not a fan of slapstick comedy or shows that make dads look like idiots, and this movie seemed to have plenty of both.

I appreciated that it was a positive, family-friendly movie, but didn’t think it was for me.

So, when a good friend of mine called and asked if I’d like to go see it with her and another good friend, I wasn’t excited about it. However, I decided to go because I wanted to spend that time with my friends.

I am so glad I did.

About the Movie

Just in case you haven’t seen the buzz about this movie, here’s the rundown…

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? 

This abstract is partly what made me not excited to watch the movie. The little info given here somewhat implies that all the problems of the night (and you can see from the trailer below that there are MANY), are the fault of inept husbands.

However, just a little spoiler here–the movie shows plenty of ineptness, and it’s not all from the husbands. There are also plenty of good parenting moments, and they aren’t all from the wives. So, in that respect, the movie is much more balanced than I first though.

 

What I thought

I really enjoyed this movie and was touched by it.

Yes, there is a lot of slapstick comedy. There are highly exaggerated and ridiculous situations, and sometimes the adults look more incompetent than I would like them to.

However, in the end, the message in this movie is just beautiful. There are plenty of opportunities to laugh. We laughed so hard we cried. And, if you’re sappy like me, there were plenty of opportunities to cry as well. But it was a wonderful, feel-good, family-friendly movie.

I loved how the movie dove right into Alyson’s insecurities as a wife and mom. It was scary how much I could relate, and how accurate her character was in depicting those thoughts that so many moms deal with.

The movie also offers a nice shout-out to homeschooling, which was fun for me. Fun fact: this movie was written, produced, and directed by The Erwin Brothers, who were homeschooled! You can read more from Jon Erwin about that here.

If you are a mom, I do believe you will enjoy this movie! I couldn’t wait to get the dvd so my hubby and I could watch it together on one of our at-home date nights. It is not just for moms. This movie is enjoyable for all audiences.

You can get your copy on DVD at Amazon.

A Giveaway Just for You!

Now for the exciting part…I get to give away one of these brand new DVD’s (just released Sept 2) to one of you!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment letting me know why you’d like to win :)  This giveaway is now over. Congrats to Lora F.

The giveaway is only open to US and Canada residents, and ends at 11:59 9/16/2014. Winner chosen at random and prize fulfilled by Fly By Promotions.

Have you seen the Mom’s Night Out movie?

 

 

Comments

  1. says

    I had wondered about this movie when it first came out for many of the same reasons. After watching the trailers on the movie’s website though, I decided I wanted to see it. I want to support good films like this; I think they are a great benefit to society. Thanks so much for your review. I appreciate your insight. Thanks too, for the opportunity to win!

  2. says

    I’ve been wanting to see this since it came out, but we were unable to see it when it was in the theater. And money is tight with my husband currently dealing with numerous health issues. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Dorothy says

    I would love to win this movie. Not only would I like a Mom’s Night Out, I would also like a movie night with my husband! :) Thanks for the chance!

  4. Erin Lowmaster says

    I haven't seen this movie yet but have heard great things about it. Would love for a change to win a copy and throw a girls night in to watch it!

  5. Su says

    I would like to win this movie because I would never to to see a movie for myself. I keep hearing about it on different websites and it sounds quite funny. I could use a good laugh! thx

  6. lostinavalonor says

    I want to win because I’ve been raving about it to Jamie so he wants to see what it’s all about. Also, our kids are big LOTR fans and want to see Sean Astin “as a grown up”. Ha!!!!!! (Aren’t hobbits supposed to be like hundreds of years old??)

    • Crystal Brothers says

      Haha…hubby and I both remember watching the Goonies as kids, so we thought it was fun to see Sean Astin all grown up too :)

  7. Jessica K Pattenaude says

    Id love to win and have a moms night in watching it with some close girlfriend. I too was worried it depict inept husbands so in glad to know its balanced! Not sure if the FB entry is official so I'm also commenting on the blog!

  8. Jessica P says

    Id love to win and have a moms night in watching it with some close girlfriend. I too was worried it depict inept husbands so in glad to know its balanced! Not sure if the FB entry is official so I’m also commenting on the blog!

  9. Kory says

    Thanks for the review, because I am also not a big fan of slapstick comedy & hate when dads are portrayed as completely inept, so I’m glad to hear that it isn’t how it seemed. Now I would love to win & watch it with my husband.

  10. says

    As a single mom of one teen in high school and one in college. I haven’t had much time to myself over the past 18 years. I would love to win this movie. I love comedy and I’m glad that it doesn’t show how inept dads are.

  11. jennyf says

    In an attempt to get my daughters to choose appropriate movies (without profanity, nudity, or ugly topics), my 12 year old went to see this one in the theater with her friend. She wasn’t super excited about it, but bless her heart she went. She ended up loving it! I haven’t seen it, but with her approval I would love to have this movie at home!

  12. says

    I would love to win a copy because I really need to watch a funny movie. Most of the movies I’ve seen lately have made me cry. I need a movie that will have me crying happy tears instead. I would invite a friend or two over to watch it with me while my daughter visits her father for the weekend. I wanted to see this movie when it first came out, but couldn’t ever find the time. Now I have time. Thank you for the opportunity!

  13. MarieP. says

    I would love to win a copy of “Mom’s Night Out” because it sounds like a fun, joyride and because I was not able to see it in the theater. I have a special needs child and very rarely go out for anything not related to my child or running the household.

  14. says

    Oh, Crystal! I would LOVE to win this…I became a fan of the Erwin brothers when I was privileged to see their movie, “October Baby”. Did you happen to see that one? VERY moving and touching story that raised awareness about failed abortion survivors. YES, I am sappy like you…I cry so much over these things! God bless you for getting the word out and for all you do here. :)

  15. Jaimie Adams says

    I have not seen the movie as I have a nursing baby that I didn’t want to bring along to the theater. I can’t wait to watch it at home even though I’ll probably be nursing my baby while I’m watching it… ;)

  16. Kimsue Brandt says

    I would love to win this! I need it! I have watched it two times now. I am a stay at home mom and there are times I need to watch it again to here some of the profound thoughts in here. My husband will now be traveling for work after being able to work from home for the last 3 1/2 yrs. I have a feeling that at times I will need a good laugh, a good cry and I good reminder that God did not make a mistake giving me the son I have and that I am the right mom for my son!

  17. Ali Craig says

    I would really like to win this. I remember seeing it in the theatre and thinking that it was WAY too much like how my days feel sometimes. But it is also supposed have a good reminder that my job as a mom is so important and doesn't go unnoticed. Thanks.

  18. Kori Lewis says

    I would love a good, new movie to watch. My husband and I don't get out much anymore with a little one at home, and it sounds like this would make a good at home date night movie.

  19. Jennifer W. says

    I would love to win this. My husband and I have only had one date night since our son was born 3.5 years ago. From what I have heard from people, this is a movie that we would both enjoy! (We don’t find those very often!)

  20. Angie Knauss Pruet says

    Because winning something is always fun! Who wouldn't want to win something they can enjoy with their whole family? Your review is spot on, it is a good movie with a great message!

  21. Theresa Gedo says

    I would love to win! I need a mom's night out myself and can't seem to get out of my house!! It would be fun to lock myself in the bedroom and watch it, but I'm sure my 13 year old would end up watching with me. Love good movies with a good message. They are so far & few in between!

  22. Sadie says

    I’d love to win! Haven’t seen it yet, but hear it is great! Wasn’t able to get out to see it with girlfriends…sometimes military life makes it hard! ;) Thanks for your review! Makes me want to watch it even more, will have to see if I can get it at our local red box!

  23. Lois H says

    I would love to be able to share this with my other mom friends. I have watched it twice now. It really has a good balance for the whole family.

  24. Bethany Wright says

    I love good family friendly movies, comedies, and most of all because I often have felt like these moms…. it would be nice just to get out and have some adult time together! I love spending time with my daughter, but I need adult conversation too!! :)

  25. Sheila says

    I think it would be a fun movie for a family movie night. I periodically prepare a bunch of party type foods and we watch a movie and have party food for our dinner.

  26. says

    I would love to win this because I loved this movie! It really encouraged me when I was feeling pretty worn out staying at home, and I look forward to watching it again and again whenever I need that encouragement or just a laugh. :)

  27. Donna says

    I would love to win this because I loved this movie! It really encouraged me when I was feeling pretty worn out staying at home, and I look forward to watching it again and again whenever I need that encouragement or just a laugh. :)

  28. says

    I would love to win this movie, I saw it twice in the theaters first with a bunch of moms from my church and the second time with my husband for our 13th anniversary. I am a stay at home mom of 4 boys and we will be having our 5th boy in October. I have a feeling on some of the late night feedings of the new baby I will need something like this to give me laughter and encouragement and to know we are all human but in God’s eyes we are precious gifts.

  29. Barbara Ellebracht says

    I really enjoyed seeing this movie when it first came out. This movie would be a great excuse to get all of the homeschooling moms together from our new CC campus that don’t know each other very well yet and have a NIGHT OUT. Thanks for the opportunity.

  30. Anonymous says

    I added this movie a while back to my amazon wish list so I'd definately love to win it! Have not seen it yet but have heard good things. Will also share this on facebook for an extra entry. Thanks

  31. Angie H says

    We started The Best Yes bible study (what a blessing) this tues, and it will last for 5 more weeks. I wanted something fun to end our time meeting together and this movie sounds perfect!

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