Actress Stacey Dash has come to the defense of “Moms’ Night Out,” the feel-good movie that has jaded critics feeling bad. Variety’s Justin Chang calls the film “basically a shrill feature-length sitcom for the faith-based family-values crowd, if nowhere near as good as that sounds.”

The Globe and Mail’s Kate Taylor piled on as well:

Mainly, you have to wonder why [main character] Allyson doesn’t just hire a nanny, find a job and get out of the house. Ah, but this is a Christian movie, and once it stops pelting an audience with comic incident, it begins preaching. Through the crazy night, Allyson comes to see that she should just relax and enjoy motherhood. “I am right where I need to be and God has given me everything I need to be a mom,” she concludes after a little sermon from a heavily tattooed biker who tells her Jesus loves her as she is.

In other words, Allyson will be just fine if she sticks to her conventional role.

For her part, “Moms’ Night Out” star and executive producer Patricia Heaton tweeted a short Mother’s Day film that only someone as bitter as a movie critic could dislike.

https://twitter.com/HollyFranklin3/status/465671190787665920

  • Emily B

    I saw the movie the other night and it was FANTASTIC!! Of course, I am just a stay-at-home-mom who (gasp)….homeschools! So I am probably just blinded by my antiquated stereotypical life and my conventional role. It was THE funniest movie I have seen in a long while, and it was very encouraging to this mom!

    • http://www.ceeusa.blogspot.com Paula

      I agree. I laughed so hard I cried. My son reminded me, when I came home gushing about the movie, that I had NOT wanted to see it. I changed my mind and now am telling everyone to go.

    • Informed&Concerned

      Emily B, There is a special place in Heaven for moms as devoted as you. I am exhausted assisting ONE child nightly, I cannot imagine 24/7 days. God Bless You!

      • Emily B

        Thank you so much. God certainly does bless me!

    • Elizabeth Bennett

      Wow, I am also a SAHM who homeschools. I don’t watch a lot of new movies, maybe I should make an exception and see this one.

      • Emily B

        You definitely should! It was a real blessing to see a Christian movie that is really, truly funny, and not an inappropriate word or deed to be found.

    • Guest

      Hey, I’m in your club.:) I hadn’t heard about this movie, now I need to go see it.

    • sgosher

      Good for you. The world needs more stay at home moms.

  • The Klute

    Hey, don’t worry everyone. It’ll pull down “American Carol” numbers. It’ll be fiiiine.

    • CO2 Producer

      The godawful An American Carol was made on a $12 million budget. Got back $7 million.

      Mom’s Night Out was made for $5 million. Has made $4.3 million in its first week.

      • The Klute

        “Godawful”? Oh David Zucker, how fast you have been removed from the photgraph. I remember when “An American Carol” was the next wave, how it’s going to show those goddamned liberals in Hollywood what conservative filmmaking could do.

        http://www.redstate.com/tag/an-american-carol/

  • Jack Deth

    And the collected gates from all the theaters in that evil, dreaded “flyover country” will easily exceed the film’s medium budget. And the astounded elitist critics will still wonder “Why?” and “How?”.

    • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

      Like “God is dead” or “Heaven is for real” among others?

      • Jack Deth

        Very curious to see how the recently Kick startered Kermit Gosnell documentary film performs after its initial release.

        • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

          Well, I will definitely go see it. I was a multiple donor to the producers and I can’t wait to see it, no matter how dark and/or disturbing it is.

          • usaok59

            I contributed to it also because it is a story that needs to be told, but honestly, I’m not sure I can bear to watch it.

          • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

            I would like to see people buy tickets and give them to people who are pro-abortion. If even ONE goes to see it and has a change of heart it could save a life or 2.

          • usaok59

            That would be a good idea.

    • 8o88y

      In the closed-system, circular logic that prevails among those promoters of conventional wisdom, its success will just confirm their prejudices about why the flyover country is flyover country.

      • Charie

        Tell me why I should care about their prejudices. As long as we’re able to see movies without having our ears assaulted with cursing and our eyes assaulted with things that I believe to be private, I’m fine.
        P,S. I think it behooves those who are pooh-poohing these “home” movies to understand that the Hollywood movies costs include a whole lot of advertising, too.

  • Gallatin

    Excellent, a movie that I will actually go pay to see.

  • conservativemomma

    My friend saw it the other day and actually said she wants to see it again because it was so good. I checked rotten tomatoes website and the critics had it at 16% positive and the actually audience rated it at 86% positive.

    • Bill Phillips

      I’ve come to realize …after watching several movies that the “critics” like …I hated them …and the ones they hated …I liked! The ONLY way to get anything of value from the ‘rotten critics’ web site is to do the opposite of what they recommend!

      • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

        That’s been my experience, if a movie critic loves it,… it’ll appeal to pretentious film majors who never actually made a movie themselves.. or acted, yet have the gall to tell mainstream audiences, that their opinion matters…

        Hell, you’d be better off asking the cashier at the supermarket, at least her opinion will be intellectually honest.. and her tastes more likely closer to yours than some snot nosed leftist jerk selling a political agenda.

        the only critic that matters is you,.. you like it, or you don’t, people telling you why you simply must not like it, are just obnoxious.

      • http://azconservativerants.blogspot.com/ La Señora de los Explosivos

        Remember Gene Shallit and his huge moustache? It was an infallible rule that if you took his movie critiques and turned them over 180 degrees, he was right all the time, or saying it another way, you could always count on Shallit being dead wrong about the movies he reviewed. Still works with the national critics today.

    • Expat61

      And that is why I don’t listen to critics. They are part of the same liberal establishment that thinks traditional America is evil. They want to control the message. Somebody may actually watch this movie and decide that it’s okay to be a stay at home mother, and that goes against the liberal group think. Every liberal believes that traditional families, with a mom and a dad, is evil.

    • http://www.ceeusa.blogspot.com Paula

      I saw it the other night as well. I can’t recall WHEN I’ve laughed so much. I think the thing that disturbs people more then stay home moms is talking about Jesus. That burns people up and they do talk faith in this movie. Go see it and take some friends.

      • conservativemomma

        My friend said the same thing…she laughed the whole time. I am going to try to see it this week

  • socraticsilliness

    If the critics are hating it, it’s probably pretty good. That little bit of wisdom has saved me from some bad movies and encouraged a reluctant me to see a very good movie.

    • Bill Phillips

      I just posted the same sentiment! …..lol

    • doowleb

      If it’s not about Gay Lesbian, anti religious freedom hating leftist misanthropes, the critics will hate it.

      • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

        It’s sad that they are so completely predictable, but you are right… if it doesn’t jab it’s thumb in the eye of traditional values audiences, they’ll just hate it.

      • Ryan Johnson

        exactly. they loved Easy A for it’s hypocritical anti-bullying message where the Christians were the bad guys.

    • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

      Agreed, if the critics hate it, I’ll go see it. And if they rave about it (like any Woody Allen movie) I’ll skip it because I know it’s going #sand and suck your soul from your body.

  • nickdqwk

    Okay I’ll step into a movie theater one more time, I’m wearing boat shoes this time, all that spilled soda makes my feet stick to the floor.

    • http://www.ceeusa.blogspot.com Paula

      Go see it. I went with a group, some ladies, some guys….great fun and lots of laughs.

      • nickdqwk

        It’ll be a play date for my wife and myself.

  • Chris Jones

    If you guys are looking for another great movie to see I would recommend “Heaven is for real”. I saw it last night and thought it was fantastic!

  • notenoughtime

    Most of us could care less what the Hollywood critics think when it comes to movies especially since they celebrate the most crass and politically motivated storylines over good story telling! Their views are irrelevant! Let the haters hate because in the end it is really about the dollars a movie generates!

  • Jill

    The real ‘War on Women’ is cloaked in progressive “concern”. They cannot fathom that a woman who is financially able would willingly choose to give up her own ambitions in favor of their children’s welfare.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Back in the 1970’s, something I read from the filmmaker Tom Laughlin, he of the “Billy Jack” movies, told me something about the film industry– he said the only thing critics were good for, in his opinion, was to expose Americans to foreign films they might not otherwise hear about. Beyond that, nothing, because you can never be sure they’re not “quote-whoring”– giving a good review just to see their name on the ads. Can’t say I disagree with him on that.

    His contention was that if the content of the films is something the critics don’t identify with, it’s less a question of whether the film is well-made or not (and I wasn’t sold on his films much, myself, on that score) as that they may even argue that the film shouldn’t even have been made at all. He believed that many critics wouldn’t want to be seen giving the Billy Jacks even lukewarm praise, if that’s how they really felt, because it didn’t benefit them in any way to do so. And if they didn’t like the film, at least deal with it on its own terms– “The boom mike strays into the shot– Jeez, what an amateurish effort!” and the like– not its “message.” But don’t tell Laughlin such films shouldn’t be made; his was a “who died and left you boss?” response to those who made him out to be an interloper into the film production/distribution business, simply because his films were not “mainstream.”

  • mrspinky85

    Thanks Twitchy because now I want to see this movie. I loved Patricie on Everyone loves Raymond.
    Why is it women still have to put down other women?
    My mother was a stay at home mom for us 6 children while my dad busted his butt because they kept all of us. When we got old enough to watch ourselves she went to work doing the same job as my father.
    I was a full time active duty soldier as was my husband but we lived far from our families. In the military you have to designate someone to take care of any children if deployments come up or any training away from home. We didn’t have anyone so I got out first and then my husband. I’m a stay at home mom now while in school full time finishing my bachelor’s degree because I want to do it.

    There are women being trafficked around the world, beating if they show skin and treated less than goats. How dare you feminist talk down to women who sacrifice for their children? They say hire a nanny. How is it ok to praise a woman who works as a nanny but vilify a woman who raises her own kids!!!!!!

    I’m so flipping mad at this discussion! The whole point of feminism was to treat women with value and these internet bullies aren’t doing that.

    • Mark Mitchell

      If you liked her in Everybody Loves Raymond, you should check out The Middle. She’s great in it. The only thing I don’t like about the show is how it makes me cringe and think, “too close to home” at times with its honesty. It’s probably one of the most realistic depictions of family life on TV.

      • mrspinky85

        I seen her hosting a Christian comedy special which was funny.

      • BobB59

        The Middle is unique in that the dad, Mike Heck (played by Neil Flynn) is not an idiot. He and Patricia Heaton work as a team, helping the kids in an out of their foibles. It’s such a normal but unusual portrayal of family life.

        • mrspinky85

          My dad wasn’t an idiot and that always annoyed me. Women can be strong without stepping on men. Why would you marry someone who was a big child anyway? I’ll give the show a chance.

        • Mark Mitchell

          Yup. It’s one of our favorite shows on TV at the moment. They all have their foibles, but they’re real people. The kids aren’t your typical TV kids, with the smart one, dumb one, and popular one; they’re just kids on TV. Even the house is a realistic house. It’s not TV messy, where there’s a single magazine turned cockeyed on the coffee table; it’s an actual, realistic messy-from-being-full-of-kids house.

          At least once per episode, my wife and I turn to each other and exchange a knowing smile or comment “are they spying on us for ideas”? That’s how you know it’s a well-done show, when it makes you think of yourself.

          For all the heat The Big Bang Theory gets for ‘laughing at geeks instead of with them’, I have to say it hits pretty close to home more often than not, too. And I enjoy it as well. It’s not as realistic as The Middle, but it does a decent job of it.

          • Emily B

            Love Big Bang Theory too!

      • DG

        The Middle is my second favorite show on t.v. right now (right behind The Big Bang Theory).

        • usaok59

          BBT is #1 for me, but I do like the Middle because it’s about the only sitcom on now that isn’t down in the gutter and so wretched that it’s embarrassing to watch it with anyone else in the room.

      • Emily B

        We love The Middle! More than once I have suspected that the writers must have cameras in our house and are basing the script on the crazy things that happen with us! :)

        *edit* Just saw your comment below. I guess they have cameras in both our houses! lol

    • Dean Bruckner

      “Why is it women still have to put down other women?”

      For many, it’s due to a guilty conscience over the moral choices they’ve made, and due to the profound losses they have sustained, neither of which they can bring themselves to face.
      But there is a way out, and a path to wholeness. Search for “I am second.” God bless you; there is hope there.

    • DG

      “They say hire a nanny. How is it ok to praise a woman who works as a nanny but vilify a woman who raises her own kids!!!!!!”

      What a powerful statement. So well said.

      • Emily B

        I have never understood that argument. Why would I pay money to have someone else raise my kids? They are MY kids!

  • Marian Paul

    Well, you’ve all heard the old adage, if you can’t do, teach. The same applies for being a critic. All these critics are nothing but very failed screenwriters, directors, actors, etc.

    • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

      It’s lock step group think from the same generation that preached non conformity and were against intolerance in the 60s./ They have lived long enough to become the bad example/punchline, they warned everyone about. That’s ironic or something.

      • Name

        ha! +1. From the crowd who told you 30 years ago not to trust anyone over 30

        • globalcrap

          How old are they today?

        • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

          All those kids getting hounded to enroll in Obamacare learned that rule the hard way.

  • P31MomMT

    LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the movie! Nowhere does the movie say that everyone should choose this path. But for those who do choose the path of stay at home mom (and the lead is also has begun to homeschool – I say begun because most of the children are below school age- and homeschooling is not actually talked about or depicted, just a minor detail in the movie – but would be a big player in real life to all that she is going through. I know as I am a homeschool, 24/7 mom who is typing this with sweet little hands in my hair and a child crawling up my side to sit on the arm of the chair and everyone needing momma to finish typing and get on with the day! haha) this is a great path that the movie talks about. The pastor’s wife is at least a semi career woman as it is a job to be a pastor’s wife even if it is an unofficial job. Just because a movie is about a career woman does it mean the movie is saying all women should be career women? No. This movie at no time says that all women should be stay at home moms. Just because a movie is about a particular career it does not mean that everyone must do that career/life choice. It is just about someone who has made that career choice. Why would anyone interpret this movie any differently? Aren’t we women free to make our own choices about how we spend our adult life? in the work force or out? raising our own children or working to pay someone else to raise them – either way the moms are trying to do their best for their children, in most cases. We the sensitivity over a movie in which moms who take care for and educate their own children and the husband’s who support them are shown in a positive way? By the way, there is a working single mom who is also celebrated and praised and validated – critics take note. That is just not the main theme. We loved the movie and are going to see it again. Laughed so hard! By the way, if Jesus loves the tattooed biker just the way he is and the stay at home, imperfect mom just the way she is … he loves the woman who drops her children off to someone else to care for and educate – just the way she is too! :-)

  • MrSnuggles2k2

    The critics only exist to make sure people go see the right movies with the right messages. Whether or not the movie is good is irrelevant.

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    It’s predictable by today’s standard’s panning Christian lifestyle. is there anything worse than a politically correct drone/scold? I don’t know what it is?

  • lazypadawan

    Had this been about moms looking to get drunk, be cougars, and cheat on their husbands the critics would think it was brilliant.

  • Michael K

    PROCHOICE is ok, so long as women have the right to choose without fear of denagration on marriage before kids, choosing to be stay-at home-moms, choosing to stand up to the PC power elite, choosing to speak against radical islam, female mutilation, rape, .. as AyyanIrsiAli tried unsuccessfully to do at Rutgers, choosing against the wisdom (nah) to be black and not a liberal.
    Choosing the right to be notified if their 14-year old was having an abortion, choosing fidelity over indescretion, and finally choosing an ethical/moral, and/or religious code, FREE of the CHRISTOPHOBES, ire, rage, hate, and humiliation !

  • Jeffrey Rogers

    If there would have been more gays, violence and F bombs it would be an academy award winner.

    I bet these “critics” loved Neighbors.

  • Dean Bruckner

    The dictatorship of relativism strikes again. #guiltyconscience

  • Super Marsupial

    critics are the afterbirth of creativity anyway

  • junkbondtrader41

    Limbaugh catches endless heat for describing the feminist lobby as wanting “to insure that every abortion that can happen does happen. ”

    Well if this is the brand of apesh*t nuts they go at a movie that says nice things about stay – at – home motherhood, what else are we supposed to think?

  • Tanker74

    I’m finding Stacey Dash sexier and sexier the more she fights the forces of evil.

  • Dorian Edwards Barnovsky

    HEY LIBS – embrace the difference – even if it is not a difference on your list of agenda items. Get it? Good.

  • mackinac3

    I knew there was a reason I never like the movies critics love. If they don’t like this movie then it MUST be for me!!!! (says the stay-at-home homeschooling mom)

  • https://youtu.be/h82D5ZvcALM CrustyB

    Has the NFL herded Patricia Heaton into a re-education camp for this yet?

  • Msgtdubb

    The serious movie critic will never be able to grasp, all movies are not made for their edification. Some movies are made for a good laugh and Ms. Heaton has been doing that for many years, just making us laugh.. A good comedy starts with a real plausible situation and takes these situation to implausible extremes, just like Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, etc. I haven’t seen the movie, but I will make sure I do.

    • old motorcycle enthusiast

      Myself also, we’ll make a point of it.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Comedies, to be any good qua to have fun watching them, have to have a “grabber” premise– they have to prick you psychologically to identify with the protagonist(s) to make you say, “Yeah– I MIGHT do that!” or “Yeah– I MIGHT react that way.” Now, the situation might even be sillier than hell, but if you think that there are times when, just like Lucy Ricardo, YOU’d rush into a situation headlong, make a hash of it, and try to cover up/BS your way out of it, you’ll say, “OK, I might never be in a situation like THAT, but I have reacted that way in less over-the-top situations.” Contrast this with so-called comedies where the performer simply plays a character we’re supposed to laugh at simply for being that character (all too many today). How many of us want to sit there the whole time just to heap scorn on someone? What kind of mentality enjoys that? (*cough “Lefties” *cough*)

      • Msgtdubb

        That is so true. My brother and I both being in our 70’s now have undertaken many projects together over the years. More than once we got into a situation where we just had to sit down before we fell down laughing our butts off. Many times it brought to mind Laurel and Hardy. True comedy mimics life.

  • Tom Winegar

    Stacy Dash nailed it with…….
    “Female critics of @MNOmovie are VERY pro-choice. Unless of course a woman chooses to be a homemaker. Then, of course, she’s a moron.”
    My mother couldn’t have said it better, she was the epitome of a woman doing exactly what she wanted with her life, staying home and raising her kids and making a home for her family.

    • jaydee007

      Or, as I like to say – They are 100% Pro Choice: As long as you make the Correct Choice.

      • Guest

        I think this sums up the attitude of the Progressives among us…..

      • old motorcycle enthusiast

        indeed…

      • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

        …as long as you make THEIR choice.

  • Douglas Thompson

    Fun, funny, fantastic movie laughed like crazy and the audience applauded at the end. It’s been a while sense I left a movie feeling that good, smiles everywhere.

  • Diggur

    One of the critics said that the mom in the movie should just hire a nanny and get a job. If I’m understanding what she’s saying, then that means that it’s wrong to stay at home and raise your own children and teach them your values and give them your time, but it’s okay for someone else to raise your children as long as it’s their career and they’re being paid for it. More liberal logic.

  • http://garyleavitt.com/ Gary Leavitt

    She’s a great actress. I hope I get to work with her someday. The Best Job in the World, the most rewarding job in the world and the hardest job in the world is being a good mother.

  • Gary Honeycutt

    I am so used to seeing movie ads that quote a glowing review of a movie I regretted seeing that I learned to avoid the ones they approved.
    It would be funny if good movies that people really like ( like this one ) would start including quotes from critics trashing their film so I would know how good it is.

  • Colleen

    This stay at home, antiquated stereotypical conventional role MOM, loved this movie. I cried and laughed the entire movie. Please make more movies like this, so the antiquated, stereotypical conventional families have movies to watch with their families.,

  • old motorcycle enthusiast

    The horrid reviews are my personal proof that evil walks among us.

  • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

    “Hire a nanny”
    Well, how elitist of you!
    I’ve watched many co-workers over the years have babies, then pay to hand that precious 6 week old infant to someone they don’t know for 8-10 hours a day. By the time they are on their 2nd kid, they barely make anything above the cost of daycare. They essentially end up working to support their kids being babysat, which they could do themselves for free. Then they wonder why their kids cry when they LEAVE the daycare.

    Many working moms are jealous of stay at home moms. They think that women who stay at home to raise their kids are rich, pampered, spoiled and all that. What they don’t get is that a woman and her husband can decide they want one of them to raise the kids at home, assess their current income and make the cuts necessary to live on just one income. It can be done, it has been done, and it just might be worth the sacrifices. At the very least, it should not be poo-pooed by people who are working purely to support the daycare that raises their kids or who can afford to hire a nanny and go to work.

    • mike_in_kosovo

      ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ THIS ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

    • AJ

      Now you’ve done it! You’ve gone and made me smile with your post. My wife and I decided that she would stay home with the kids, and I would work outside the home to pay the bills. That meant not being able to take some vacations, enjoy many activities with friends, buy many things that we wanted, and not have the option of putting much money away for a rainy day. For us, ALL of that fell to the bottom of the priority list when our first child was born. It has been almost 13 years, and EVERY moment (good and bad) has been worth that “sacrifice”.

      We took our share of flack for it, and it just didn’t matter. We see our our reward every day when we look at our boys, watch them grow into good, kind, courteous, God-fearing young men, and have other parents compliment us on our children, or better yet, compliment the boys directly.

      Thanks for the post. I’ll share it with my wife, and take her to see the movie.

      • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

        Thank you!
        I don’t actually have any kids myself, but I was raised by parents who sat down and figured out how to live on one income and not have to farm out the raising of the kids. I always thought that if I had kids I would have to work because I figured I’d go crazy staying at home with kids. My view changed by watching so many co-workers hand their babies over to daycare so they could keep working to pay for childcare and use what’s left to pay on credit card balances that they’re never going to pay off and the payments for the Lexus wagons they hauled the kids around in. Some even got so jaded that they’d send their kids to daycare on their days off in the name of getting some “me time”. Not to be confused with the “me time” they spent at the nail salon, hair stylist, tanning booth, etc.

        I realized that I’d rather stay with their babies than work with them. Shortly after that insight, I quit to go back to school. Much happier.

  • dbb555

    Very endearing Mother’s Day Youtube post…

  • edwahzj_one

    Real women whose hearts are set on the word of God know to be set apart from main stream thought reproving the harlotry mind set of women led astray and taken captive by sensual lust. The LORD knows them who are His and they who do truth come to Him for the blessings He bestows upon them that will to live to the praise of the glory of His Divine favour, GRACE. For as many as there are the sons of God , God has daughters for help mates sharing in the Grace of God. Oh how my heart rejoices over the daughters of God who are brave and of singleness of heart and mind; AWESOME

  • Bob Thomas

    Good for you Stayathomemoms! This world needs to wake up and come closer to what life is like for mothers. I will definitely see this movie.

  • JonnyHellion

    Why do we even bother with these so-called “criitics”? The vast majority of them are progressive cretins. Hey, Justin Chang and Kate Taylor: your bias is showing, doofusses.
    If a movie has even a hint of “family values,” these bigoted critics won’t waste a moment in showing off to their progressive peers in “the Biz” by mocking it. And any mention of the J-word (“Jesus”) will get them nearly apoplectic and frothing at the mouth with derision. But of course, they’ll praise an anti-God freak show like “Noah” — after spitting on a biblically accurate film like “The Passion of The Christ.”
    Hey, critic creeps, you jumped up and down for “Noah,” and it’s not doing anywhere near the business Paramount expected. Then you panned “Heaven Is For Real,” but it’s a box office smash. So you see, we’re not listening to you anyway — praise the Lord.

  • Gordon Waite

    Liberals believe you can think, do, and say anything you want, as long as it goes along the lines of what they say you should think, do, and say!

  • edwahzj_one

    There is nothing sensible or reasonable that sensual lust (GIRL FUN) should continue, having become a mother, neither should it be considered essential or necessary to womanhood. The wisdom of this world is sensual earthly and devilish >James 3:15 and is contrary to the wisdom which comes down from heaven >James 3:17-18

  • Pennie Stone

    Seeing this tonight with a group of SHM’s! Proud and thankful to be allowed the privilege of being a SHM to my son. There’s no better place I could be or more important job I could hold!

    • Daniel Bonacum

      I am and IT professional, my wife a pharmaceutical chemist. We flipped a coin to decide who would stay home to raise our son. I lost. (Losing means having to go to work, and miss out on the times that really matter in a child’s life, the moments and events that shape them into who they will be as adults.) Stay at home moms, (or dads) should never be ashamed of that job. Its a job I have come to regret not having.

  • Leah Boone

    Does the critic really think it is that easy to just hire a nanny and get a job? How out of touch can one person be?

    • bo1921

      Especially in the obama economy.

  • Mary Mommy Happy 2016!

    What specific parts of family values is unacceptable for liberals? Is it Mom? Dad? The children? The places families go? The things families do?

    Because apparently other movies don’t preach out-of-wedlock sex, divorce, infidelity, violence, intolerance, gay marriages or casual sex. Liberals complain that only Christian movies are preachy. Not other movies that liberal approve of.

    Only delusional, indoctrinated talking heads liberals can have problems with movies with family values.

    • bo1921

      Don’t you just love the “non preachy” end of the world, due to climate change, movies?

  • George Washington Mclintock

    Would love to find out how many of these critics who think this movie is “regressive and dangerous” had mothers who stayed at home and took care of them. Educated enough to work for the papers, yet pathetically resentful of such womens’ efforts, it had to be a lot. “God, my mom is always around bugging me and driving me CRAAAAAAZYYYYY.” And these freaking whackos don’t know what they want. Scorn the wealthy as cold and disinterested parents for using strange nannies to raise kids, but would rather see women do that than be stay at home moms. One for the Obamacare sized “Leftists are Psychologically Dysfunctional” file.

  • BPatMann

    The anti-Christian bigots will do anything they can to try to keep you from seeing this movie. I saw it Saturday night a laughed the whole way through. It’s hilarious and very entertaining.

  • quanmite

    Liberals have a war on women who stay at Home to raise a family because they are to self centered to do the same. Guilty they use miss guided anger at these women.

  • Rinas4kids

    I have been a stay-at-home mom for 11 years. I did not homeschool, nor did I have a nanny. Though I made very many financial sacrifices to stay at home with my children, I took them to school every day, went to every awards luncheon, every “muffins with mom” event, picked them up from school every day, and I never allowed my children to be one of the kids searching the crowd of parents only to see there was no one there to watch their field day, school play or holiday program. Being a full time mommy and actually being the one to RAISE my children was better than any six-figured salary job out there! I wouldn’t change a SINGLE thing.

  • rennyangel2

    The previews looked dippy to me, but the twitter poster is exactly right who wrote that the left is all for women’s choices but only for choosing abortion, when women choose to be mothers, stayathome mothers or homemakers, or any other choice except being a lesbian lawyer, then feminists bring out the Nazi blitzkrieg.

  • tarandfeatherthecrooks

    I refused to out-source motherhood and the “critics” in my personal world of the 80’s and 90’s had a field day, so I censored them. I was a confident, competent self-employed American domestic engineer who didn’t need anyone’s permission to live my life.

    • LMW51

      My experience as well.

  • Shirley Ujest

    Can’t wait to see it. Am reminded of a few quotes from Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. (who just passed 5/2/2014. Those of you “oldies” will remember him from “77 Sunset Strip,” and the younger set perhaps will know “Hot Shots!” and TV show “The FBI.” He did voice announcements for TBN.) He was a wise man ~ here’s what he said…”I happen to believe that the liberating movements of our time are devised and thought up, not for the people they are supposed to champion, but to splinter society. In the case of women’s liberation, if the state gets the women out of the house working, they can get to the children and bring them up. I think that has been the game plan all along.” and “I don’t even know the people who are making movies today. I stopped going to the movies over 20 years ago. The movies I used to be fanatic about they stopped making. They started making another kind of movie, and it’s not my kind of world.” GBY all.

  • JR48

    I’ve been listening to their yammering since I was young and foolish and had my own ‘a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle’ t shirt. There was once, an actual point to ‘feminism’. Now it’s just far left politics and the infantilizing of women.

    The entire point of REAL feminism was to be able to have the freedom to make your own choices. The point was NOT that THEY would decide what they think is a good choice for you.

    They’re just as ‘maternalistic’ as the ‘paternalistic’ forces that that the old time feminists were railing against. The gender may have changed, but the attitude is the same: ‘There, there little lady, we know what is good for you.’

    No, you really don’t. However, they will continue their yammering, because if they acknowledged that women actually are making their own choices these days, these perpetual activists would be out of work. Can’t have that,

  • LMW51

    Such a typical liberal thought process.

    “You are wrong to stay at home and raise your children. Hire a nanny to stay at home and raise your child. ”

    And these people vote.

  • George Murrey

    Could we expect anything less from the far fringe left? No curse words, no violence, but pure entertainment for the whole family. This is why it is successful as parents look for movies they can all go to. Even stay-at-home moms can relate and have fun with this movie.

  • captaingrumpy

    I walk into any supermarket and I can tell the difference between the kids that have a stay at home mum , or the kids that have no mom at home.

  • Jose Rodriguez

    Since liberty’s equality before the law naturally results in the claim that responsible people have a share in making the law, democratic methods tend to accompany liberty’s principles.