Bad Moms Movie – How Much is the Fake Biker Accident the Same As Real?
Khalid, the protagonist of the recent film Bad Moms, was a character that was exciting and fun to watch. Even though there were many aspects of his character that were exaggerated, he actually performed many heroic deeds in the film.
It’s very interesting to compare the roles of Khalid and Jess in Bad Moms. In one of the interviews I did with the director, Nancy Meyers, she said, “You want to have a cute movie-type guy who’s funny in the movies, and then they’re heroic in real life.” This is very true.
The first time we see Khalid is when he and his son run into a fight between their new neighbors, Sandra (Tara Reid) and Eddie (Ty Burrell). Their neighbor is upset because the kids have an air conditioning unit that can be used by anyone, including her dog. She threatens to call the police if they don’t remove it immediately. When they refuse, she threatens to report them to the school officials and cancel their summer vacation.
When Bad Moms makes its move, everything has changed. Now they’ve been banned from using the AC unit, so they must buy a AC for the summer.
There are some similarities between how each of these characters are portrayed in Bad Moms and How to Make it in America. For instance, even though Eddie had problems at home, he was so compassionate with his sons that he sacrificed his career and the relationship with his ex-wife.
One of the best scenes in the movie is when Barbara Bretrton and Sasha Lane are on a bender, taking drugs and drinking. Their friend, Jen (Lily Gladstone), has an argument with them about what they are doing. Sasha storms off and Barbara calls Jen a “bitch”.
They get drunk and destroy the AC unit and then they go home and Julia Roberts kicks them out, so they can’t cool their heels while the AC unit gets fixed. They end up all alone in their house, but Julia, as always, shows up to patch them up.
Hopefully, movies like this can change our perceptions of certain people and make us think more about those that we know. Good stuff!
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