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  • Summary: 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?" In the process Eliza rediscovers her own voice and realizes what is truly valuable in her life. (Freestyle Releasing) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 7 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Stephen Farber
    Neither earth-shaking nor profound, but it has considerable charm, thanks to an appealing cast and some sharply witty observations about the pressures of child-rearing in Manhattan.
  2. Uma Thurman looks frumpy in Motherhood. This is the only pressing reason to see it.
  3. Parenthood seems only half aware of Eliza's REAL problem: that she thinks she's superior to the choices she's made.
  4. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    Dieckmann nails the look of a certain niche of urban neo-middle-class living, but the film's hyper-earnest tone and reliance on "day-from-hell" New York clichés overwhelm those details.
  5. 38
    If Carrie Bradshaw ever trades her Manolos for sneakers and starts blogging about raising children, I pray she wouldn't be as tiresome as the heroine of Katherine Dieckmann's insufferable comedy Motherhood.
  6. Reviewed by: Glenn Whipp
    Invites the kind of judgment it condemns.
  7. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    It’s a judgmental tale whose only payoff is carpe diem drivel.

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Sep 8, 2010
    I am giving this one star for the fact that I didn't actually pay to see the first twelve minutes of it (after which I decided scrubbing the bathrooms was truly preferable to enduring the remaining 78 minutes). Expand