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Uma Thurman, Minnie Driver, and Anthony Edwards star in writer/director Katherine Dieckmann's slice of life indie Motherhood, which follows a hapless mother of two as she attempts to prepare for her daughter's rapidly approaching sixth birthday party. Along the way, the harried mother is forced to contend with a monumental series of unexpected urban challenges. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 19%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"I wouldn't care if she was at the epicentre of the movement for global peace: she's a happily married mother who looks like Uma Thurman, and my reserves of sympathy are limited."
‑ Nina Caplan, Time Out
"Unfortunately, nothing here digs too deep."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"Filmmaker Dieckmann has infused Motherhood with a meandering sensibility that immediately sets the viewer on edge..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"An authentic account of stressed-out parenting, but anyone sans sprogs will find limited appeal in this one-trick pony."
‑ Anna Smith, Empire Magazine
"If you ever wanted to spend an entire movie in the company of a frazzled, childcare-juggling Uma Thurman on a singularly bad hair day, Motherhood could well be manna from heaven."
‑ , Daily Telegraph
"Whiny and self-involved, Thurman's mother of two sees judgment around every corner and believes the universe has conspired against her because the bakery misspelled her daughter's name on a birthday cake."
‑ Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times
"The humor is soft, the dramas are small, and the movie stumbles from loose and scruffy naturalism to sitcom tidiness."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"Pity party for moms."
‑ Perri Nemiroff,
"This whiny drivel makes me ashamed to be a woman."
‑ Wendy Ide, Times [UK]
"A light, cheery metropolitan take on what it's like to be left holding the baby."
‑ Tim Evans, Sky Movies
"Motherhood gives upper-middle-class whining a bad name."
‑ Michael Phillips, At the Movies
"Uma, overload. Overload, Uma."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard
"Motherhood is neither insight nor escapism. It's a yummy-mummy newspaper column splurged onto celluloid, like baby sick on your best cashmere sweater."
‑ Ellen E Jones, Total Film
"Few vanity projects can be as ill-conceived as this laughless, goggingly slow Uma Thurman vehicle."
‑ Catherine Shoard, Guardian
"It's a well-meaning movie, but the attempts to provide amusing insights into the everyday life of a full-time mum are hamstrung by the 24-hour time frame."
‑ Jeremy Aspinall, Radio Times
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