If any movie was made for moms it was this one. Opening October 23, 2009 in select cities, MOTHERHOOD is a bittersweet comedy that boils all the dilemmas of motherhood (marriage, work, self, and not necessarily in that order) into the trials and tribulations of one monumental day. Shot entirely on location in New York’s West Village, stars Uma Thurman as Eliza Welch, a former fiction writer-turned-mom-blogger with her own site, “The Bjorn Identity.” Putting her career ambitions on hold to raise her two children, Eliza lives and works in two rent-stabilized apartments right in the middle of Greenwich Village. Eliza’s good-natured but absent-minded husband played by Anthony Edwards seems tuned out to his wife’s conflicts and the basic domestic reality, while her best friend (Minnie Driver) understands Eliza like only another mother can.
Amid a crazy day of activities of being a mom, Eliza decides to enter a contest run by an upscale parenting magazine. Her task: to write 500 words answering the deceptively simple question, “What Does Motherhood Mean to Me?” Long after everyone is fast asleep, in the process of trying to put her thoughts into words, Eliza rediscovers her own voice and realizes what is truly valuable in her life.
Hmm, this looks like the perfect mom's night out activity.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Posted by Goodies for Mom at 10:46 PM