William Ross Wallace was praising motherhood when he wrote his famous poem with the words “The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.”
And so it does.
Motherhood is the most important job that any woman will have during her life. It’s also one of the most under-appreciated. This Mother’s Day weekend, Tri-star Pictures, wants you to know they appreciate all the Mom’s out there with the release of the new film, Moms’ Night Out.
Moms’ Night Out is a delightful, fun, clean, and entertaining comedy about the ups and downs of raising a family. Allyson, played by the charming Sarah Drew (Grey’s Anatomy), loves her husband, loves her kids, and loves raising her family. But sometimes it can feel a little overwhelming. Needing some time to recharge, she plans a ladies night with two other Mom’s who also could use a night out. Leaving the kids with their husbands, they embark on an evening filled with adult conversation and fine dining. However, things don’t go quite as they had planned. Sarah Drew gives a great performance as a woman who just wants to be the best Mom she can be but wonders if she’s good enough. I think many Moms can relate.
Filling out the wonderful cast is Sean Astin (Goonies, Rudy, Lord of the Rings) as Allyson’s supportive husband. The always fantastic, Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond, The Middle), gives a fun performance as Sondra the Pastor’s wife who is dealing with “the teenage years” of her own daughter. Country star, Trace Adkins, delivers great comedic timing as the imposing-yet-lovable tattoo artist, Bones.
Even though the big names in the cast did a great job, my favorite character was the Tattoo Desk Guy played by Manwell Reyes. Those scenes had me laughing hard! Apparently, Manwell’s day job is not acting. He is the lead singer of the Dove Award-winning Christian hip-hop band Group 1 Crew. Maybe he should start adding comedic actor to his resume as he was hilarious and really stole those scenes.
Moms’ Night Out is a movie the whole family will enjoy. It does something that is hard to find these days…it’s funny without being crude. You can actually enjoy this film with your family without worrying about the language used or any innuendos that you would feel uncomfortable trying to explain to your kids afterward.
The writer of this script is Andrea Nasfell, an Act One alumna here in Hollywood. Act One was founded by our friend and former Board Member, Barbara Nicolosi, as a program to teach Christians how to make a difference in the entertainment industry especially writers and producers. It’s wonderful to see them making a difference!
Give the Mom in your life a break this Mother’s Day Weekend and take her to see Moms’ Night Out. Then tell her how much you love and appreciate her for everything she does for her kids and the world. She deserves it.