DVD & Blu Ray
94 minutes PG-13
My family and I received the movie MOTHERHOOD starring Academy Award®-Nominee Uma Thurman (Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction) in the crazy new comedy, MOTHERHOOD. MOTHERHOOD is loaded with bonus features, includes revealing interviews with Thurman and co-stars Anthony Edwards (“E.R.,” Zodiac) and Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting, “The Riches”). MOTHERHOOD takes us on a journey through the chaotic day of Eliza Welsh, an urban, stay-at-home mother of two, who comes to realize – in between birthday party fiascos, playground politics and life’s daily messes – what it really means to be a mother. Following its Sundance Film Festival premiere last January, and its 2009 theatrical release in over 20 major markets, MOTHERHOOD will be available on both DVD and Blu-Ray on February 23rd, 2010.
Eliza Welch (Thurman) is a former fiction writer-turned-mom-blogger with her own site, “The Bjorn Identity”. Putting her deeper creative ambitions on hold to raise her two children, Eliza lives and works in two rent-stabilized apartments in a walk-up tenement building smack in the middle of an otherwise upscale Greenwich Village. Eliza’s good-natured but absent-minded husband (Edwards) seems tuned out to his wife’s conflicts, not to mention basic domestic reality, while her best friend Sheila (Driver) understands this – and Eliza -- all too well.
Shot entirely on location in New York’s West Village, MOTHERHOOD takes place in a single day that pushes to the tipping point Eliza’s fundamental fear she’s lost herself. Starting at dawn, her to-do list is daunting: prepare for and throw her daughter’s 6th birthday party, mind her toddler son, battle for a parking space during an epic alternate side parking showdown, navigate playground politics with overbearing moms, and mend a rift after posting her best friend’s confession on her blog. On top of it all, Eliza decides to enter a contest run by an upscale parenting magazine. All she has to do is write 500 words answering the deceptively simple question, “What Does Motherhood Mean to Me?” And, it’s in the process of trying by nightfall to put these thoughts into words that don’t “sound like bad ad copy,” Eliza rediscovers her own voice and realizes what is truly valuable in her life.
My family and I enjoyed watching MOTHERHOOD. Uma, Minnie and Anthony did a wonderful job with MOTHERHOOD. I applaud Uma(character) for being able to juggle so many activities in one day. I prefer a tamer lifestyle myself. lol The movie felt real and I believe many parents will be able to relate to it in some fashion or another.
Warning: This movie has some profanity and sexual content references as does most PG-13 movies. I would recommend this movie for ages 13 and up as the rating states.
Credit: The majority of this content was taken from the Sugar Mountain PR/Motherhood promotional.
Disclaimer: Motherhood on DVD was provided for FREE at Loving Heart Designs and the review is of my personal opinion. Thank you Sugar Mountain PR(Beth Blenz-Clucas) and MOTHERHOOD.