Director Katherine Dieckmann’s comedy is about the messy everyday hysteria that too many odes to parenthood leave out. As Eliza, a former bohemian trying to hold on to her ”creative” side even as she’s become a frazzled mother of two, Uma Thurman turns every task — shopping for a birthday party, retaining a parking space — into an operatic fit of neurosis. She’s quite funny, but her performance is at once winning and overstated. Parenthood seems only half aware of Eliza’s real problem: that she thinks she’s superior to the choices she’s made. B-
Genre: Comedy; Starring: Anthony Edwards, Uma Thurman, Minnie Driver, Anthony Edwards; Director: Katherine Dieckmann; Author: Katherine Dieckmann; Release Date Limited: 10/23/2009; Runtime (in minutes): 90; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Freestyle Releasing
Posted October 23 2009 — 12:00 AM EDT
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