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  • The project was originally setup at Paramount Pictures with Leslie Mann set to star and Judd Apatow attached to produce.
  • The movie was filmed in New Orleans although it is set in Chicago.
  • (Cameo) Lilly Singh: as Cathy.
  • This is the second movie Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell starred together. The first movie was Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008).
  • The school exterior shots were filmed at a historical school that is still operational in New Orleans.
  • Nancy Priddy is Christina Applegate's real-life mother.
  • Mila Kunis wears her real-life wedding ring in her role.
  • Mila Kunis was pregnant with her second child while filming.
  • Gwendolyn comments on the backpack Jesse is wearing and he comments that he is an Elsa. Co-star Kristen Bell voices Elsa's sister, Princess Anna, in the animated film Frozen (2013).
  • This is the second movie in 2016 that Kristen Bell and Annie Mumolo starred together. The other movie was The Boss (2016).
  • The six main actresses are all real-life mothers.
  • Kesha was spotted on set and filmed scenes with Mila Kunis, but her role ended up being cut from the final film for unknown reasons.
  • Jay Hernandez stars alongside Jada Pinkett Smith in this film. He also stars alongside her husband Will Smith in Suicide Squad (2016). Both films were released one week from another.
  • This is the first film that distributed Diamond Films in Spain and was released in 260 theaters / Widest release: 265 theaters. The film was projected in dubbed / subtitled versions.
  • When talking with the stars' real-life mothers during the closing credits, Christina Applegate mentions that her mother took her to see the Al Pacino movie Cruising (1980) when she was 9 years old. Cruising also featured Ed O'Neill who played Applegate's father, Al Bundy, on Married... with Children (1987).
  • David Walton and Annie Mumolo appeared together on the situation comedy About a Boy (2014).
  • Kristen Bell's husband Dax Shepard and Mila Kunis' husband Ashton Kutcher appeared together on the MTV reality show Punk'd (2003).
  • This is the second movie Kathryn Hahn and Christina Applegate starred together. The first movie was Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004).
  • This movie has spun-off a soon-to-be-released counterpart, Bad Dads.
  • This is the second movie in 2016 that featured Lilly Singh and Wanda Sykes. The first movie was Ice Age: Collision Course (2016). Both movies were released one week from another.
  • This is the second time the song "Tightrope" has been used in a montage by Mila Kunis. The first one being Friends with Benefits (2011).
  • This is the second movie where Mila Kunis says the line "Live a little!" The first movie being in Black Swan (2010).
  • This film's release date (July 29, 2016) has been called "Bad Mother's Day".
  • In this film, Amy Mitchell (Mila Kunis) is driving a 1970 Dodge Challenger.
  • The name of the middle school, William McKinley, is the same name of the high school on the television series Glee (2009).
  • When preparing to go out on the town, Mila Kunis' bra is judged. A similar scene occurs in The Boss (2016), also starring Kristen Bell.
  • First appearance of 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan in a movie (filmed in early 2016), but sales did not start until late 2016 well after the release of the film. First Pacifica Hybrids only appeared in showrooms and started to be delivered to customers in late April 2017.
  • The Russian-speaking mom at the PTA meeting said she has three hundred AK-47s at home.
  • Jay Hernandez and Jada Pinket have both starred as villains in the DCU, Jada Pinket as Fish Mooney on Fox's "Gotham" and Jay Hernandez as El Diablo in "Suicide Squad"(2016) .
  • The first film from STX Entertainment to gross over $100 million.
  • Scott Moore and Jon Lucas basically wrote this film as an homage to their wives.
  • To research the screenplay, Jon Lucas and Scott Moore hosted several dinner parties where they invited numerous mothers to attend and share their stories. A lot of wine was necessary.
  • Mila Kunis' first feature film since the birth of her daughter.
  • The end credits feature interviews with the female stars. With their moms.
  • Clark Duke (Amy's boss) is named Dale Kipler, and he plays another character named Dale Kettlewell in the Freeform(ABC Family) show Greek (from 2007 - 2011).
  • Kristen Bell (Kiki) & Wanda Sykes (Dr. Karl) also worked together on three episodes of House of Lies (2012) as Jeannie Van Der Hooven & Rita respectively, as well as reprising their roles in A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)
  • Mila Kunis (Amy) & Clark Duke (Dale Kipler) also worked together on episode 11.19, Lan mao shi zai wuding shang (2014), of Two and a Half Men (2003) as Vivian & Barry respectively.
  • When Gwendolyn is talking to two moms about Amy and her daughter's supposed drugs, one mom says, "I never even liked her. She looks ... foreign." The actress speaking is Canadian-Indian, and Mila Kunis was born in Ukraine, Soviet Union.
  • Kristen Bell (Kiki) and David Walton (Mike) starred in Burlesque as Nikki and Mark the DJ respectively.
  • When the moms go to the grocery store, they are pouring vodka and kahlua into a milk jug, making a giant cocktail like a White Russian.
  • When the moms are in the bar, KiKi tells them about her car accident fantasy. Carla says "I will never get in a car with you" but they are all three shown in the car together when they are driving to the PTA election.


  • Amy divorces Mike (David Walton) and keeping his classic car. On Masters of Sex (2013), Bram Keller (David Walton) mentions that he's going through a divorce and his ex-wife ended up keeping his car.
  • Christina Applegate's character, Gwendolyn James, had two children both girls. The last family comedy she starred in was Vacation (2015), in which she had two boys.
  • Gwendolyn mentions her DVR no longer recording "Castle." Castle was canceled the year Bad Moms was released.
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