At night, baby-face Laura dresses up as a vamp and lets random guys at bars pick her up, just to drug and rob them later. But then someone starts stalking her, and a person close to her is ... See full summary »
The story of the former beauty queen and singer, Anita Bryant, who later in life gained notoriety by campaigning in the 1970s to repeal laws that prohibited discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
Eliza Kendall Welch (Uma Thurman), mother of, Clara, and Lucas, lives with her spouse, Avery McKendrik (Anthony Edwards), in an Manhattan apartment. Today is May 25th, Clara's 6th birthday, and she has to make arrangements for a party, as well as attend to day-to-day chores, including Blogging, and entering an online contest 'Motherhood', and looking after her invalid elderly neighbor and a dog. Things will slowly get out of hand after her car gets towed due to a film shooting; the tire on her bike gets punctured; she alienates herself from her friend, Sheila (Minnie Driver); Clara's name is misspelled on the cake; while Avery refuses to answer his cell-phone. After being assisted by a delivery man, Nikesh (Arjun Gupta), who finds her attractive, she concludes she has had enough, and decides not to return home. Written by
Grossed $100,000 in the USA in 2009 and, in its UK opening weekend, took a total of £88 - equating to about 11 tickets sold, allegedly making this the lowest grossing film ever released in the UK. See more »
[reading from her 500-word motherhood-themed article for submission to a magazine prize contest]
Motherhood is about accepting the limitations of time and energy which stretch beyond you, even though sometimes it feels they can consume you. Search for and hold on to your own true self. If you lose that, what kind of mother can you be? Things are always changing no matter how much we might want things to stay the same. You could take a picture of your kids every single day and every single day ...
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I enjoyed the movie..If you aren't a parent then it will not make any sense to you. After watching the movie I sat and thought how hard my wife works, so I took her out to dinner that night.
Kudos to you hard working mothers that get it. I prefer not to dissect a movie, it may have been all over the board, in regards to a plot, but I live in California and thought, wow is parking that bad where they live?
I may not be a professional movie critic and sit on my butt all day long, but I'm a hard 60+ hour working dude that enjoys a couch, remote and a TV and I'm saying that I like the movie.
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