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Motherhood (2009) 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… 2009-10-23 PG-13 PT90M Comedy Anthony Edwards Uma Thurman Minnie Driver Anthony Edwards Freestyle Releasing
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Motherhood (2009)

MPAA Rating: PG-13

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Uma Thurman, Motherhood | MOMMY THEORIST Uma Thurman is a writer struggling with modern maternity in Motherhood
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MOMMY THEORIST Uma Thurman is a writer struggling with modern maternity in Motherhood
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: Oct 23, 2009; Rated: PG-13; Length: 90 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Anthony Edwards and Uma Thurman; Distributor: Freestyle Releasing

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-

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Originally posted Oct 21, 2009 Published in issue #1073 Oct 30, 2009 Order article reprints