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.

Perri Nemiroff

Pity party for moms.

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Wendy Ide
Times (UK)

This whiny drivel makes me ashamed to be a woman.

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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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Anna Smith
Empire Magazine

An authentic account of stressed-out parenting, but anyone sans sprogs will find limited appeal in this one-trick pony.

Catherine Shoard

Few vanity projects can be as ill-conceived as this laughless, goggingly slow Uma Thurman vehicle.

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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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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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Daily Telegraph (UK)

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.

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Tim Evans
Sky Cinema

A light, cheery metropolitan take on what it's like to be left holding the baby.

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Flixster Audience Score: 16% 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