Moms' Night Out

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Moms' Night Out
Moms' Night Out poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byThe Erwin Brothers
Produced by
Written byJon Erwin
Andrea Gyertson Nasfell
Music byCliff Eidelman
Marc Fantini
Steffan Fantini
CinematographyKristopher Kimlin
Edited byAndrew Erwin
Jonathan Olive
Affirm Films
Provident Films
Pure Flix Entertainment
Four Boys Entertainment
Distributed byTriStar Pictures
Release date
  • May 9, 2014 (2014-05-09)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$5 million[1]
Box office$10.5 million[1]

Moms' Night Out is a 2014 American faith-based comedy film directed by the Erwin Brothers, and written by Jon Erwin and Andrea Gyertson Nasfell. The film stars Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton and Trace Adkins. The film was released on May 9, 2014, in 1,044 theaters.[2]


Though happily married with three children, Allyson Field is beset with anxiety and feelings of unworthiness; finding comfort in her two best friends Sondra and Izzy. Allyson's husband, Sean, recommends a night out for his overstressed wife, resulting in she, Izzy, and Sondra planning one that starts with dinner at a fancy Chinese restaurant. However, when Ally and her friends arrive at the restaurant, they're told that their reservation has been lost; resulting in Ally having a meltdown and throwing away their cellphones. The evening degenerates with further accidents and misunderstanding as the babysitters hired to watch the kids take them to a video arcade, which results in a trip to the emergency room and the women's van inadvertently being taken. Things go from bad to worse when Bridget realizes that Phoenix is missing. The four travel across the city looking for him, and all four end up in a jail cell with Sondra accidentally tasered by a cop. However, everyone is soon reunited and Ally types a blog post proclaiming that while her life is stressed and crazy, it is also beautiful.



Filming started in June 2013 in Birmingham, Alabama,[6] and wrapped up on June 24, the Erwin brothers announced.[3]


On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 19% approval rating based on 43 reviews with an average rating of 4.03/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Cheap-looking, unfunny, and kind of sexist to boot, Moms' Night Out is a disappointment from start to finish."[7] On Metacritic, the film has a rating of 25 out of 100, based on 20 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews."[8]

Moms' Night Out won an award for Best Film at the 46th GMA Dove Awards.

The film grossed $4.2 million in its opening weekend, finishing in 7th place. As of July 13, 2014, the film had grossed $10.5 million.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Moms' Night Out (2014)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2014-05-11.
  2. ^ "Patricia Heaton stars in Moms' Night Out movie".
  3. ^ a b c d e "Erwin Brothers Wrap Filming On Family Comedy 'MOMS' NIGHT OUT'". 24 June 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  4. ^ Sneider, Jeff (19 July 2013). "'Glee' Star Harry Shum Jr. Set for 'Moms' Night Out'". Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  5. ^ John W. Kennedy. "Alex Kendrick talks about his acting role in the faith-based comedy "Moms' Night Out" and how a "Prayer Grid" helps him choose his projects - Faith, Media & Culture". Retrieved 2014-05-11.
  6. ^ "'Mom's Night Out' filming underway in Alabama". 22 June 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  7. ^ "Moms' Night Out (2014)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  8. ^ "Moms' Night Out Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 4, 2014.

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