Motherhood (2009)

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… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: October 23, 2009
DVD Release Date: February 23, 2010
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Critic Score: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite Uma Thurman's comic skills, Motherhood's contrived set-ups and cliched jokes keep this comedy from delivering laughs -- or insights into modern parenting.

Nina Caplan
Time Out

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.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Unfortunately, nothing here digs too deep.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Filmmaker Dieckmann has infused Motherhood with a meandering sensibility that immediately sets the viewer on edge...

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Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Times

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.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

The humor is soft, the dramas are small, and the movie stumbles from loose and scruffy naturalism to sitcom tidiness.

Perri Nemiroff

Pity party for moms.

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Michael Phillips
At the Movies

Motherhood gives upper-middle-class whining a bad name.

Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine

It scares straight any wishful daydreams about parenting, living in Manhattan and even looking like Uma Thurman.

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Ellen E Jones
Total Film

Motherhood is neither insight nor escapism. It's a yummy-mummy newspaper column splurged onto celluloid, like baby sick on your best cashmere sweater.

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Flixster Audience Score: 17% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
Being a full time Dad and doing 90 mpercent of daily work I can relate with this movie and the 1000's of Moms who are home doing it alone. 4 STARS
Sol C
Uma Thurman's performance is the best reason to watch this film. Minnie Driver also provides solid support. The film needed a rewrite. The film felt more… More
Dean McKenna
I think the story has many truthful moments and the script delivers some wise and funny lines. Uma Thurman is wonderful as Eliza Welsh, a mother of two who… More
Dannielle Albert
A cute movie about the busy life of being a mom and trying to balance it with having free time to fulfill your dreams. I only have have two qualms: there were… More
Uma Thurman, Anthony Edwards, Minnie Driver, Daisy Tahan, Vincent James Russo DIRECTED BY: Katherine Dieckmann In Manhattan, a mother of two preparing for… More
Deb S
An irritating plea for a little more 'Me' time.... Uma Thurman plays Eliza, a harried Manhattan stay at home mom who struggles to juggle her young… More