Mom’s Night Out Trailer Hints At More Than Meets The Eye

This Mother’s Day, theaters everywhere will be hoping to tap into the associated demographic with Mom’s Night Out. The trailer may look like something out of the ’80s, and the look you get at Trace Adkins might not be the most favorable, but there are hints in this trailer that it might actually be something many will fall in love with.

I’m going to chalk up the odd appearance to misguided marketing, because there are several hints involved that make me really wonder. Before you even watch the trailer, just the fact that Sean Astin and Patricia Heaton are in it should be worth a little bit of leeway. They aren’t exactly people signing up for any crazy movie that comes their way. You might not love them, but they don’t show up in too many terrible efforts.

Beyond that, there are a couple of surprisingly funny moments you can find in the trailer, even if we seem to want to move past them as fast as possible.

Mom's Night Out Movie Trailer

There’s also the more sentimental background story about having kids, and embracing chaos, that could actually come together, and Sean Astin might be the guy to help pull that off. We don’t seem to want to pay a lot of attention to that either, but it gets mentioned, and it has to be in there somewhere.

As a WAHD with three kids, and a teacher with some non-standard ideas about how to run things in a school, I’m a big believer in embracing the chaos. It’d be interesting to see a film do something interesting with the idea.

What do you think of how this one looks? Am I just dreaming, or does this one look like it could a gem?



All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation… a long-needed moms’ night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a paper bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for three hours—what could go wrong?

Starring Sara Drew (Grey’s Anatomy), Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings, Rudy, Goonies), Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond, The Middle), and country music star Trace Adkins (The Lincoln Lawyer), MOMS’ NIGHT OUT will be in theaters everywhere this Mother’s Day Weekend.



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Marc Eastman is the owner and operator of Are You Screening? and has been writing film reviews for over a decade, and several branches of the internet's film review world have seen his name. He is also a member of The Broadcast Film Critics Association and The Broadcast Television Journalists Association.

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