Five single mothers, forced together to plan a school event, form a club dedicated to helping each other with the difficulties of being a single mom. Five mothers are all called into their kids' private school with a serious problem: their kids were all called smoking cigarettes and spraying graffiti on school property. Unless they want their children expelled, they need to volunteer to put together a big school dance. These moms seem to have nothing in common initially, but as they get to talking, they realize they are all single moms with different struggles. May is a struggling writer, who tries her best to keep her son from idolizing his father, a vagrant drug addict. Hillary was married to a wealthy man, but after their divorce, he successfully had the alimony reduced, and she now has to do all the things her maid used to do. Jan is an ambitious businesswoman, and her daughter resents her for how much time she spends at the office. Esperanza is dating a sweet bartender, but she must keep him secret because her ex-husband keeps threatening to take her house and her child away from her. Lytia has to balance keeping her smart child off the streets while working double shifts at the Waffle House and fending off the advances of a goofy bodybuilder named Branson, who desperately wants a date with her. They decide to put together "The Single Moms Club," in which once a week they meet to talk about problems they have as single parents, and one night a week one mother babysits all the kids while the moms can go out and have fun. However, as tension with their children mount, they struggle to find and build new relationships with men, and when May's child runs away one night while Hillary was supposed to be keeping watch, they wonder whether they'll ever get back together as The Single Moms Club again.
Best part of story, including ending:
This is a thoroughly enjoyable and very funny tale of five women struggling to get by, with Cocoa Brown and Terry Crews providing consistent laughs.
Best scene in story:
When Branson finally gets Lytia to agree to go out with him, the first time they kiss is a conflicted moment where Lytia embraces him then slaps him multiple times.
Opinion about the main character:
May is incredibly likable, dealing with an impossible situation but fiercely loyal to her child no matter what. Nia Long is an appealing leading lady.