(2014) (Nia Long, Amy Smart) (PG-13)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Dramedy: Five single mothers whose kids go to the same school form a support group to help each other through life's travails.
- Five single mothers are summoned to their children's private school when the kids are caught spray-painting the premises and smoking after class. Rather than expel the students, the principal convinces the school board to let the five moms handle the planning, staging, and chaperoning of the school's annual dance. From out of that, the women form a bond and then a club that acts as a support group for each woman's trials and tribulations.
There is Jan (WENDI McLENDON-COVEY), a workaholic book agent who used a sperm bank 12 years earlier to get pregnant; May (NIA LONG), a local journalist and aspiring author who tries to keep her only son away from his drug-addicted father; Hillary (AMY SMART), a recently divorced mother of three who is having to deal with severely reduced spousal and child support; Esperanza (ZULAY HENAO), another divorcee who has had to hide her bartender-boyfriend, Manny (WILLIAM LEVY), from her jealous and controlling ex-husband, Santos (EDDIE CIBRIAN); and Lytia (COCOA BROWN), a blue-collar waitress struggling to pay for her son to go to the expensive private school so as to keep him off the streets.
In addition to Manny and Santos, we meet the men in the other women's lives. There is T.K. (TYLER PERRY), a local electrician who takes a liking to May; Tony (SEAN CARRIGAN), a coworker of May's who she fixes Jan up with on a blind date; Branson (TERRY CREWS), a fitness specialist who aggressively pursues Lytia; and Peter (RYAN EGGOLD), Hillary's hunky next door neighbor who she awkwardly flirts with while waiting for her divorce to be finalized. All five couples have their share of challenges on the way to happiness and self-fulfillment.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- The friendly PG-13 rating may draw some teens, but interest overall will be limited as the focus of the film is more on the mothers while the kids are basically background.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
- For some sexual material and thematic elements.
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