A few weeks ago I was invited to a pre-screening of the Moms’ Night Out movie. I have been watching the trailers the past few months and I was really looking forward to its release on Friday, May 9. Long story short, this movie was my life on screen (down to the Swagger Wagon!), and I was amazed at how relatable the story was. The story follows Ally, a mom of 3, who’s just dying for a Moms’ Night Out. When juggling a husband, kids and a household, burnout can happen, but how often do we forget to take time out for ourselves? You can view the trailer below:
- If you’re a mom, you NEED to watch this. There are times in motherhood that you can feel lost and alone, and there are so many good things about this movie that offers insight and encouragement to be the best mom you can be.
- If you’re not a mom, I would still encourage you to watch. We all have moms and in my opinion there’s no greater movie that will help you appreciate the life of a mom. This movie is great for Dads, kids (maybe older kids), friends who will be future parents, etc. Motherhood is hard no doubt, but it takes a village to raise a child, and we are thankful for our loved ones around us who help us get through the journey of parenthood.
- It’s hilarious. The movie is a comedy, no doubt. You may belly laugh. Maybe snort. I won’t tell anyone, I promise!
- You may cry – in a good way! If you like a feel-good movie, this is the one. All the struggles and heartache that can come with motherhood will be validated on screen.
- You’ll recognize some familiar faces! I wouldn’t say I was a huge Everybody Loves Raymond fan but I do love Patricia Heaton. She plays the pastor’s wife and totally reminded me of some of my mentors I have. You may recognize Sean Astin from movies like Rudy, Harry Shum Jr. from Glee (I wished he danced more in this, haha), Alex Kendrick from movies like Courageous, Fireproof, Flywheel, Facing the Giants, and my most favorite – Anjelah Johnson (who doesn’t love her? Beautiful nail, anyone?)
- It’s a clean film. I found this the most refreshing. If you have seen movies like Courageous, Fireproof, Facing the Giants, and Flywheel or read Love Dare, you will like this movie. It’s hard to find clean, encouraging films for adults nowadays. I don’t have to worry about censoring this films for my kids.
I want to thank my friends Cynthia (Life by Cynthia) and Angela (SDMomsNightOut) for inviting me to watch the movie. It was great catching up and you can also see their reviews at the links above. SD Moms Night Out is also hosting an amazing Giveaway and I hope you take the time to enter! I am also excited to announce that I am helping out with an event with SD Moms Night Out to watch the movie in our own private theater on May 9 at AMC Mission Valley. That’s how much I loved this movie and I can’t wait for my family and friends to see it! Your ticket will include the movie, drinks, light apps, snacks and a raffle ticket for some amazing giveaways. If you can’t make it out to San Diego to watch with us, you can find a theater near you here: Theaters showing Moms’ Night Out
See the following link to purchase tickets to the event: Buy tickets to SD Moms Night Out Movie Event