And yet there’s still a base-level joy in taking in a big Hollywood comedy starring women, even if doubling the number of central female figures — with the addition of Christine Baranski, Cheryl Hines and Susan Sarandon as the generation before Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn, respectively — inexplicably doesn’t bring as much funny as last year’s likably naughty original did.It’s a mighty star quotient this time around, led by the prickly tickles provided by Hahn and Baranski, but without the initial goofy spark of watching beleaguered moms form a rabble-rousing sisterhood, there’s a regrettable lack of comic ingenuity in how this installment mines the well-worn trope of coping adult daughters and set-in-their-ways matriarchs not getting along.Though like-minded parent and child immediately share a spliff in reunited happiness, it quickly becomes clear that cash-strapped Isis’s devil-may-care lifestyle is something about which even Carla has reservations.
'She’s like, "You’re not ready to be in a relationship" and I’m like, "I'm not ready to be a in a relationship,"' he said. 'It was funny because I’d just done this movie called No Strings Attached and she just did a movie called Friends With Benefits and we legitimately lived out our movies, which was virtually the same movie,' he explained.
No Strings Attached starred Ashton and Natalie Portman and Friend With Benefits featured Mila and Justin Timberlake; both movies came out in 2011.'At the time, we were like, "OK, we have an agreement,"' he added. On tape: While on That 70s Show they had their first kiss. " It was really awkward,' he said'I was smoking cigarettes at the time and I was still a smoker and she had quit smoking and she wanted me to like shotgun cigarette smoke so she could breathe it in.
They have daughter Wyatt Isabelle, aged two, and son Dimitri, six months. 'Our first kiss like memorialized on the TV show,' he told Stern.'It was really weird.
As parents to two young children, they are surely happy to have any quality time they can spend together.
The casualties include less of the first movie’s amusing chemistry between Kunis, Bell and Hahn — forced as they are into individual subplots with their respective characters’ mothers — and the fact that Baranski, Hines and Sarandon play types that veer wildly between crazy and believable.