A Pastor’s wife
Three stressed out moms
A missing baby
Does that have the makings of a great plot, or what! These characters all come together in Sony Pictures new movie, “Mom’s Night Out” and I was fortunate enough to attend Shine FM’s pre-screening of it in Edmonton last week.
Sony does a great job of developing these characters. They are so true to life they could be you and me.
Life doesn’t come up all flowers and sunshine and Sony doesn’t try to sugar-coat it. Life can be hard. There’s a new challenge every day, sometimes every minute, especially if you’re dealing with teenagers or young kids.
What I loved most about this movie is its portrayal of the reality of the situation.
Allyson, a strung out, frazzled mother isn’t afraid to admit to her husband she’s not happy. She’s living the life she dreamed of as a young girl, but it’s hard.
The beauty of it is she doesn’t say it from the accusatory, “I’m not happy and it’s all your fault”, or “I’m not happy and I’m going to find myself and leave you” standpoint.
She’s just stating the truth and her husband, to his credit, takes it at face value. He doesn’t get all worked up about it thinking their marriage is over. He takes it for what it is, a truthful statement and something they need to resolve.
Life isn’t perfect, and people, regardless of the role they’re type cast in, aren’t either. And here’s another cool thing about the movie. It shows that God can use anyone, in any capacity to get His message of love and acceptance across.
It’s a great movie. It has some laugh out loud moments and some "box of tissue" moments. There’s no swearing, no blood, or guts, or gore. It’s a good clean, heartwarming story with a great message.
Mom’s Night Out opens Mothers’ Day weekend on May 9. It’s definitely worth checking out and would make a great Women’s Ministry night out.
I think I’ll have to buy the DVD!
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