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Uma Thurman, in a role so entirely different than anything she's done before, plays 'mom' and is fantastic! Her relationship with her husband (Anthony Edwards) seem quite real-life in that he wants to be of help but hey... he is a man, right? There IS a bit of magic between them indeed and while it might not be on the scale of "Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan" (yet), it peeks through nonetheless and proves itself by the end of the film in a scene sure to win you over entirely. I could envision the two together in more films going forward...
Minnie Driver plays the perfect supporting role as 'insightful best friend' and while the movie runs along a somewhat predictable course at times, it also provides some very nice surprises and follows that formula that always wins while laying in some interesting insights into what it's like to be a mom. I can see the mommy-blogs launching new discussions for sure and a plethora of subjects. OK OK... I realize that I am not a mom, but I am married to one...
If you enjoy films like Moonstruck, Sleepless in Seattle, Mask, You've Got Mail and so on, Motherhood is a likely winner for you.
Eliza Welsh is what one of the characters in "Motherhood" refers to derisively as an "urban mom." That is to say a young woman who lives in an upscale part of town (in this case, Greenwich Village), has a hoard of New Age-y mom friends who obsess over the ins-and-outs of successful childrearing, and herself hosts a blog dedicated to - what else? - how to survive the rigors of young motherhood without sacrificing one's identity as a woman, as a wife and as an individual. It's a battle that Eliza seems to be losing at the moment, but at least she's giving it the old college try.
Written and directed by Katherine Dieckmann, this seriocomic tale takes place on the day before Eliza's oldest child is to turn six. Filled with mixed emotions at the event and saddled with a husband (Anthony Edwards) who seems more focused on his own needs than those of his wife, Eliza struggles with arranging a birthday party, dodging parking tickets, coping with a studio-shoot on her street, looking out for her elderly neighbor, and raising a toddler - all while trying to carve out a little time for herself to write and to do all the things adults (those without children, at least) normally do in the course of their days.
Dieckmann's screenplay is filled with both poignancy and humor as it deftly explores the life of this harried mother.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We couldn't finish the movie. It was a pain to watch it. Everyone in this movie was not a normal person.Published 14 months ago by E. Hsieh
Way to pass time. Bad acting gets a little better towards the end (Uma's). Some interesting soundtrack though.Published on July 23, 2014 by NY rat
"Motherhood" is a great movie for anyone who has a busy life, has or has had children, and understands the chaos this brings. Read morePublished on January 15, 2013 by Norma L.
This had to be the worst movie I have ever seen in my life!! the message was nothing that acting was horrible! Just the worst movie possible!Published on April 24, 2011 by lilac
I actually thought this movie was very good. I'm a single mother of one so I have no husband and no support system but I could still identify with this movie. Read morePublished on April 3, 2011 by Kendra L. Johnson
This movie is not a comedy at all. It's full of irony which make you smile crookedly but it does not entertaining at all. Read morePublished on January 19, 2011 by Serg
Personally, I didn't really like the movie. Maybe it was because I thought that it was too depressing for me. Read morePublished on December 12, 2010 by joanna sees
It started out to be a nice comedy about motherhood and I have 6 grandchildren so I expected it to be a totally clean movie. Read morePublished on November 30, 2010 by Karen A. Goettel
I don't typically write reviews, but I do read them before I buy something. This movie was $7 for a Blu Ray, and having kids myself, thought it would be fun to watch the mom... Read morePublished on November 28, 2010 by Agatha