Video: ‘Moms’ Night Out’ cast talks with Lucas Ross about first ‘Christian comedy’
So it’s Mother’s Day and you … forgot.
Rejoice! All hope is not lost. Tell the mother in your life it was your plan all along to take her to a screening of “Moms’ Night Out.”
The faith-friendly film comes from brothers Andy and Jon Erwin, who directed “October Baby” in 2011. (See Kimberly Mauck’s review of “October Baby,” which tackles the subject of abortion.)
“Moms’ Night Out,” a more light-hearted offering, stars Sarah Drew (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Sean Astin (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy), Patricia Heaton (“Everybody Loves Raymond,” “The Middle”) and country music great Trace Adkins (“The Celebrity Apprentice”).
Eric Marrapodi, contributing editor for CNN’s Belief Blog, calls the film the first of a new genre — “Christian comedy.”
From “The Passion of the Christ” to “Fireproof” to “Courageous,” the genre has historically leaned heavily on biblical epics and inspiration to stir the faithful, or evangelical fare designed convert the masses.But “Moms’ Night Out” is entirely different, a PG-rated comedy about the hijinks of middle-class Christian families, ordinary folks living ordinary lives.
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