Mom’s Night Out Movie Review

14 July 2014

It only took one viewing of the trailer and I was ready to sit through any kind of movie to hear the punch line.  That bit, did you catch it?  Where he says that her job is… not “hard”… but “worthwhile”  (or was is “valuable” or was it “important” who cares…). Because we all KNOW it’s a hard job, this mum business.  But I think that we could be reminded a little more often of how important (and valuable and worthwhile) it is!

And along the way to the punchline there are a few laughs too.  And some really nice portrayals of friendship and community… some cheesy bits, and some surprising honesty.

Did you manage to get to the cinemas to see Mom’s Night Out with some girlfriends or even your MOPS group?

Some groups had the chance to work with their local cinemas to host a fundraiser, I’m sure that some groups organised a social group and I’m sure that others have watched it in dribs and drabs.  One thing is sure about this movie, it defies the box that is “chick flick” and infuses it with a new value.  It is a movie to encourage, to draw the troops, and the send them out with a refreshed vision.  It is a movie to be shared with girlfriend who you can laugh out loud with, cry openly with and it is not to be kept for the Christian-only crowd.

The message of a beautiful mess created by God is strong and honest.  I’m not a movie critic and I’ve been banned by most friends from choosing DVDs (was that too much honesty?) but still, this is a DVD I’ll be looking to buy… a pick-me-up at the end of a hard week… and a reminder that this hard job is, in fact VALUABLE and IMPORTANT and WORTHWHILE.


“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”  Ephesians 2:10


Grace McClymont


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