Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Movie Review: Moms' Night Out

Moms' Night Out (Opens May 9 in US and Canada)
Cast: Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton, Trace Adkins
Directed by: The Erwin Brothers
Review by: Heidi Gustafson

Synopsis: All Allyson and her friends want is one night of peaceful adult conversation and dinner out in the real world.  But in order to be able to dress up and wear their high heels again, they need their husbands to watch the kids for a couple hours.  No problem, right?

Feeling overwhelmed by her self-imposed expectations concerning child rearing, Allyson (played by Sarah Drew of “Gray’s Anatomy”) initiates a night out for herself and two of her friends that will allow them to dress up and wear high heels so they can participate in the world of grown-ups again. Their trepidatious husbands agree to watch the kids. Sean Astin plays the role of Sean, Allyson’s husband. Chaos ensues involving erroneous dinner reservations, a missing van, a lost baby and one injured husband, with unscheduled stops at a bowling alley, a tattoo parlor, an emergency room and the local precinct.