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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. (FreestyleEliza 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
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 7 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Stephen Farber
    70
    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: Ella Taylor
    40
    Motherhood doesn't really need a recession to call attention to its flaws. The movie's a perfect dud on its own terms.
  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. 30
    Has shockingly little to say.
  7. Motherhood's litany of complaints and trite comedy-drama comes off as thin, and targeted, as a flyer for The Children's Place.

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Sep 8, 2010
    1
    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 theI 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

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