“Motherhood” Movie Review & Giveaway – Uma Thurman & Mommy Blogging

I don’t live in a cramped New York walkup apartment – I’m a suburbanite.  And although I don’t smoke or swear, I definitely have other flaws as a mother that embarrass me around my kid.  Perhaps these are the only minor differences between me and Uma Thurman’s character in “Motherhood“.  (Oh, that and I’m not a 6-foot tall goddess even when wearing glasses and frumpy bathrobes.)  “Motherhood”, released on DVD on February 23, 2010, gave me pause at first.  I know I don’t ever review mainstream movies on dkMommy Spot.  I do the nature stuff generally, or educational DVD’s for kids.  But the fact that Uma plays the part of both frazzled mother and mommy blogger (also frazzled) appealed to me for obvious reasons; even more obvious if you’ve ever seen me frazzled.  

Through much of “Motherhood” I caught myself feeling slightly uncomfortable, almost embarrassed.  It’s not that the acting is bad – Thurman does a great job.  And it isn’t because it’s a heavy drama.  It’s more of a comedy with drama mixed in.  What I found was making me uneasy was the reality of it.  How often as mothers have we watched Hollywood’s version of what they think our lives are?  Perfect houses with manicured lawns and Ethan Allen furniture, while our unruly children throw toys on our white carpet.  (Anyone?  Me neither.)  But “Motherhood” gives such an accurate portrayal of the day-to-day chaos that most of us accept as part of life made me squirm in my seat that Hollywood nailed it this time.  It was the perfect blend of chaos mixed with “darn-I-adore-these-kids” that I think most of us experience.  Sheer exhaustion we wouldn’t trade for anything the minute we look at our kids.

As a blogger, I loved seeing that portion of my life portrayed; so often mommy bloggers are cast aside as not “real” bloggers or not “real” writers, but it’s a big part of who we are and how we connect with other mothers in our shoes.  The movie did a great job of portraying that.

Fortunately, most of us don’t experience days to the extreme that Thurman’s character did in “Motherhood”, but I think we can all relate to having had a few of these from time to time.  Helping Thurman cope was Minnie Driver; her husband was played by Anthony Edwards.  

I’d recommend checking out “Motherhood“.  Probably not one your husband will go for, but if you have a precious evening alone with a hot cocoa and perhaps a tissue or two, it’s a good one to watch.  Or grab another mom friend; you’ll have lots to talk about by movie’s end!

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142 thoughts on ““Motherhood” Movie Review & Giveaway – Uma Thurman & Mommy Blogging

  1. My oldest was ADD and ADHD ,what a fun time we had. I was always on the lookout as to how he was acting in the morning to see if he was to ride the bus or not. One morning he was bouncing off the walls so I told him I was taking him to school. I was getting the younger ones ready because I had to take my Dad to a chemo treatment. I had the baby in the carrier ,on the kitchen table getting her sweater on ,my 2 year old there ,all of a sudden ,water from the kitchen sky. I am looking around ,thinking “where is the water coming from?” My oldest ,ticked off because I didn’t let him ride the bus ,took the hose and sprayed every open window through the screens (it was a brand new home)I can laugh about it now!!
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  2. One of the best times of my day is when my girls go to sleep without a fuss, then I check on them, and my littlest girls stretches her arms out for another hug. :)

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  4. One of the best parts of my day is preparing my kids’ lunches for school as I know I’m giving them healthy, nutritious food. Thanks!

  5. My most difficult part of the day is the time between homework and cheer practice..I have to generally get all the kids on their homework and then leave for cheer by 4:30…..ughhh
    .-= Becky´s last blog ..T-Ball =-.

  6. The best part of my day is when my girl tells me all about her day. It’s nice to sit down and here what little things excite her.

  7. Okay, the worst day is when everyone has taken a shower and there is no Hot water for Mom to take her Bubble Bath. That is the worst. Thank you for your give away.

  8. the most difficult by far is bedtime!! even on a good night when she wants to go to sleep, it take 30+ minutes for her relax enough to let it happen. it’s soooo frustrating!

  9. best part of my day,is when my 5 yr old comes home from school,the worst is when my 3 yr old is having a fit because he is not getting what he wants!


  10. The best of my day is curling up on the couch with my children and reading to them or just spending quite time with them and discussing their day. They are growing so fast and will be teenagers soon that I want to spend as much time with them as possible.

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    .-= Stephanie N´s last blog ..Friday Finds =-.

  11. Love watching the kids in all there sports. It’s a little hectic but I enjoy it as much as they do!

  12. The most difficult part of my day is just finding time to do everything. I work outside the home full time, so coming home after that to exercise, eat dinner, spend time with my daughter and husband, and get all of life’s necessary things done is just overwhelming sometimes. But, I am happy with my life, so I’m not complaining! :) thanks-this looks like a good movie!
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  14. The most difficult part of my day is getting my daughter up and off to school before i have to go to work. It’s difficult trying to do this in the limited time I have in the morning.

  15. The best part of the day for me is when my daughter comes home from school and tells me about her day. She is in kindergarten.

  16. The worst part for me has always been the crying. Sometimes my twins will cry all day no matter what I try. Very frustrating no matter how long i’ve been a mom.

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