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'Mom's Night Out' a one-dimensional bore

'Mom's Night Out' a one-dimensional bore

"Moms' Night Out" is a hectic mess that does just the opposite of what it clearly set out to do: It makes motherhood seem like one of the most ill-conceived ideas since New Coke.

This would-be comedy, directed by brothers Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin, doesn't do the institution of fatherhood — or marriage, for that matter — any favors either.

It takes a grueling half-hour for the film's three suburban moms — wildly neurotic blogger Allyson (Sarah Drew), best friend Izzy (Andrea Logan White) and pastor's wife Sondra (Patricia Heaton, who executive produced with actor-husband David Hunt) — to hit the road for a much-needed night on the town.

But following a...