Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Moms' Night Out by Tricia Goyer: Movie/Book Review

I did something I normally don't do-I went and saw the movie before I read the book! I don't think it mattered much anyway because I believe Author Tricia Goyer was hired to write the novelization of the movie so they are pretty much the same.

If you haven't seen the movie then you must do so! It is hysterical what these mom's go through on their one night to be away from their families.

Exhausted mom Allyson plans a mom's night out for herself and 2 other exhausted mom's. They are going to enjoy a nice quiet evening at a fancy restaurant without the demands of children sucking the energy out of them. What happens though is a roller coaster ride of one mishap after another! From a stolen van, a lost baby, a tattoo parlor and a trip to jail, these mom's have the night of their lives...just not the one they had planned! And the father's that stayed home with the children are having their share of excitement as well. Their mishaps are just as comical as the ladies.

My daughter has 3 children and she said while watching the movie she and her husband kept poking each other saying how much the feelings and antics portrayed in the movie resembled their household. In both the movie and the book Allyson receives some wise advice from an unlikely source. Rough biker dude Bones reminds her of her value in God's eyes when she sees herself as a failure. I thought it was one of the best parts of the movie..and the book.

So whether you read the book or see the movie I guarantee that if you are a mom you will be poking your neighbor with some scene that you can relate to. I enjoyed both the book and the movie as sometimes it helps me to remember things by reading and viewing.

Thanks to B&H Publishers through NetGalley for my copy of the book for review.


  1. I didn't read the book, but I did see the movie. At first, Allyson was so frantic, that I was worn out watching her. I think we all have been caught up in trying to be "perfect" at some point in our lives. But the lesson she learned was a good reminder of something I already knew. I would recommend the movie as well. Gloria F.

  2. I loved the movie. I should try the book.

    Thanks for giving us your daughter's take too.

    1. haha Juju, we went to dinner with my daughter and family tonight and as always it is a busy table! And we went to the restaurant with them in their van and it was "a trip" let me tell you! Between the 2 year old telling me a story in the loudest voice, to the 5 year old saying over and over and louder and louder, "mom, Mom, MOM" to the 7 year old playing with "his voices" whew! I can see where my daughter definitely needs those oxygen breaks!

      Thanks as always for stopping by!