Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell cross lines in Bad Lines!
Mila Kunis has a dirty sense of humor.
Having previously starred in Ted, the teddy bear comedy that gleefully eviscerated nearly every sacred cow, Kunis is back in the raunch with her new movie, Bad Moms. The upcoming comedy is kind of a Hangover for the carpool set, centering on a group of women who ditch the PTA in favor of tequila shots and whip-its.
Theres obviously some part of me that responds to R-rated comedies, Kunis said Tuesday at CinemaCon, the exhibition trade show unfolding this week in Las Vegas. I find dick and fart jokes funny.
STX Entertainment, the studio behind the film, premiered footage of Bad Moms stars Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn rebelling against parenting conventions. The very foul-mouthed trailer has Kunis making fun of her matronly choices in bras, Hahn sexually harassing a dweeby parent, and Bell getting coached on fellatio with uncircumcised men. Christina Applegate plays their nemesis, a fascistic perfect mom obsessed with rooting out parents who use butter, sugar or gluten in the brownies and cookies they bring to the bake sale.
The script resonated with Kunis, because she is the parent of a one-and-half-year-old daughter with actor Ashton Kutcher. Kunis told exhibitors that she marveled at how her daughter had no concept of death, saying that if she were on the cavernous stage at Caesars Palace where the footage was shown, shed walk off the ledge.
If R-rated comedy was familiar terrain for Kunis, it represents a departure for Jada Pinkett Smith, who plays Applegates ally. Best known for her work as a steely warrior in the Matrix movies, Pinkett Smith said that with her kids nearly grown, she welcomed the change of pace.
Bad Moms hits theaters on July 29.