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Motherhood (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 28 August 2009 (Spain)
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In Manhattan, a mother of two preparing for her daughter's sixth birthday party has no idea of the challenges she's about to face in order to pull off the event.
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Avery
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Lucas
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Clara
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Edith
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French Neighbor
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Her Daughter
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Sheila
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Hester
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Annoyed Man
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Curious Tourist
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Roofer in Truck
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Opera Lover in Car
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Good Sharing Mom
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Storyline

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 rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for language, sexual references and a brief drug comment | See all certifications »

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28 August 2009 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Uma Mãe em Apuros  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$50,081 (USA) (23 October 2009)

Gross:

$92,900 (USA) (13 November 2009)
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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 »

Goofs

Eliza refers to Pylon as "The Pylons". See more »

Quotes

[reading from her 500-word motherhood-themed article for submission to a magazine prize contest]
Eliza: 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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Connections

Featured in Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #17.29 (2009) See more »

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Largo al Factotum
from The Barber of Seville
Written by Gioachino Rossini
Courtesy of Extreme Music
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A truthful reflection of everyday life for many people
28 January 2010 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a mother's hectic day, trying to fit everything she has to do in just 24 hours.

"Motherhood" details what a mother of two has to do in a day, from housework, organising her daughter's birthday party, shopping and writing. The events seem ordinary, but it successfully highlights the stress of being a mother and a housewife. It's a job that has no off office hours, no breaks and no days off. Their demands and difficulties of their roles are often underestimated and unappreciated. It reminds us that people need encouragement and acknowledgment to survive the mundane routine. It reminds us not to take love for granted.


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