I’m not a movie critic. Not by any stretch of the imagination. I rarely go to movies – I mean have you checked out the price of 2 tickets, popcorn and a Diet Coke lately? (I have discovered a secret, though – at our theater ALL movies are $5 from 4:00 – 5:30. Weird time? Yep. But I’ll do almost anything for a bargain…)
But last night I was invited to a private screening of a movie that will be released Mother’s Day weekend appropriately titled Moms’ Night Out. I’m so grateful I got to see it last night because I realized I’ll probably be moving my daughter out of her dorm room on Mother’s Day weekend… which will most likely cause me to come close to losing my religion… Happy Mother’s Day to ME…
Anyway, as my friend Lori Fuller said, we who are living the Christian faith are hungering for movies we can take our families to and not have to worry about the language, the sexual situations and about a hundred other issues that most movies throw at you. Been to a PG-13 movie lately? Those would have been rated “R” back in my day (no, I’m not THAT old. I had color TV, thank you.). And as Rick Burgess says, we should support faith based movies, songs, etc. when they are good, not out of some sense of Christian religious obligation.
So that leads me back to Moms’ Night Out. It’s good. It’s REALLY good. It’s VERY funny – I mean, anything starring Debra from Everybody Loves Raymond makes me laugh! And you can take your whole family – dads included – without sweating over which four letter word is going to come out of someone’s mouth next.
And the message is one we all need to hear, whether you’re a mom, a dad, a sister, a nephew, a student, a businessman – the message is the same. I won’t give it away, no spoiler alert here. But in today’s hectic, chaotic world the message of the movie is one of which we all need to be reminded.
So I encourage you to support the movie the weekend it comes out, because if we don’t, we won’t get any more movies like this to enjoy. Take your mom, your wife, your kids – take a neighbor or buy some group tickets and give them to people at work. Here’s the trailer from the movie to peak your interest. Share this blog with someone else who might need a lot of laughter and some Godly truth. Go. Laugh. And know that everyone, everywhere needs a “Mom’s Night Out” occasionally!
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