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Cast of 'Fun Mom Dinner' says film mirrors real life

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 01:38

The movie, created by a mainly female cast and crew uses humor to tell the story of modern day motherhood. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: For the four main cast members of "Fun Mom Dinner," a comedy film about four moms who go on a harmless night out that turns into an unforgettable experience, the movie resembles real life. The quartet is made up of actresses Toni Collette, Bridget Everett, Molly Shannon and Katie Aselton, who besides Everett all have two children. Aselton said that becoming a mother makes you seek out companionship. "I think when you become a mother if your friends aren't naturally moms already at that point you end up reaching out to people that you wouldn't maybe normally reach out to," the 38-year-old explained to Reuters. "Sometimes the only thing you have in common is that you have children and you think I would never be with this woman if it wasn't for the fact that we both have kids," co-star Shannon added. Aselton's character "Emily" used to be a high-powered lawyer, a strong woman and sexual being until she turned in simply "Mom." When some of the other moms at school propose a night out, she is in, dragging out her reluctant friend Kate (portrayed by Collette). The night that starts out with gossip and tapas quickly turns into an alcohol-fueled, weed-filled event that makes the foursome realize that being a mom is a badge of honor. "Fun Mom Dinner" had mostly women behind and in front of the camera creating a unique experience. Aselton described the production process as a "weird mom camp" that she thinks back fondly of, while Everett said it felt like a "coven." The movie will open in select theaters on August 4.

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Cast of 'Fun Mom Dinner' says film mirrors real life

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 01:38