‘Bad Moms’: 16 Things to Know About the Raunchy Comedy

Amidst the salad dressing and rows of frozen oysters lining the perimeter of Breaux Mart, a grocery store located in a suburb of New Orleans, are Kathryn Hahn, Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell, tearing down an aisle of the supermarket at top speed. Hahn, wearing a bustier and an impressive fringed leather jacket is flanked by a ketchup-covered Kunis on one side, and a stereotypically suburban Bell on the other. It’s a strange and wonderful day on the set of Bad Moms, in which the three stars are tasked with dismantling a real-life grocery store. Throughout the course of the afternoon, the women gleefully rip cereal boxes off the wall and pour the contents into their mouths before mixing up a white russians in a milk jug for Hahn to chug. (Hahn does three enthusiastic takes of this, and I’m beyond surprised the comedienne doesn’t need a spit bucket.)

I’m witnessing one of the final days of the shoot, as the Bad Moms crew celebrates the impending wrap by embarking on some of the messiest (and most fun) days of shooting to gather footage for an epic and rebelliously destructive supermarket montage. The film centers on the trio of mothers: Amy (Kunis), Carla (Hahn) and Kiki (Bell); as they team up against a group of “perfect” moms played by Christina Applegate, Annie Mumolo and Jada Pinkett-Smith during a contentious PTA election.

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Over the course of the food-filled day on set, I had a chance to talk to Hahn, Kunis and Bell along with writer/directors Scott Moore and Jon Lucas and producer Suzanne Todd about the shoot, the impetus behind writing the film and all the fun had on set. Check out some of the highlights of the visit below to learn all you can about Bad Moms before it hits theaters this July.

After getting to see Hahn, Kunis and Bell in action, I think it’s safe to say this is one to get excited about. Certainly watching half of the cast shoot a disjointed montage doesn’t give a fantastic idea of the kind of comedic sensibility the finished film will have, but as long as Scott Moore and Jon Lucas stick to a tone that’s more The Hangover and less 21 & Over, it looks like the two comedy minds have got a fantastic (female-driven!) comedy in store for us. Bad Moms is set to hit U.S. theaters July 28.

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