How is it that my daughter is going to be turning 6 in less than one month? She was just a baby in my arms yesterday. Since when did my son start looking more and more like a "big boy" to me? I can remember his first day of preschool vividly.
My children are growing everyday right before my eyes! They'll be off to college in no time. Just thinking about it makes my heart sink and eyes water. The only thing I can do is enjoy every single second of their childhood. My goal is to make every moment count!
I had the pleasure of watching the movie MOTHERHOOD staring Uma Thurman, Minnie Driver and Anthony Edwards. I have to say, I loved it. And I'm not just saying that for an A+ review. I have honestly watched it over and over again. Each time it reveals something new and brings out the best in me.
This movie celebrates motherhood and all of the ups and downs it brings. No one ever said raising children would be easy. It's a full-time job raising my two kiddos.
Eliza Welch (Thurman) is a former fiction writer-turned-mom-blogger with her own site, “The Bjorn Identity.” Putting her deeper creative ambitions on hold to raise her two children, Eliza lives and works in two rent-stabilized apartments in a walk-up tenement building smack in the middle of an otherwise upscale Greenwich Village. Eliza’s good-natured but absent-minded husband (Edwards) seems tuned out to his wife’s conflicts, not to mention basic domestic reality, while her best friend Sheila (Minnie Driver) understands this – and Eliza -- all too well.
MOTHERHOOD takes place in a single day that pushes to the tipping point Eliza’s fundamental fear she’s lost herself. Starting at dawn, her to-do list is daunting: prepare for and throw her daughter’s 6th birthday party, mind her toddler son, battle for a parking space during an epic alternate side parking showdown, navigate playground politics with overbearing moms, and mend a rift with after posting her best friend’s confession on her blog. On top of it all, 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 of trying by nightfall to put these thoughts into words that don’t “sound like bad ad copy,” Eliza rediscovers her own voice and realizes what is truly valuable in her life. At once hilarious and poignant, MOTHERHOOD looks at the challenges facing mothers everywhere with a keen eye to every slight to a nearly-middle-aged woman’s selfhood – from being called “M’am” by condescending twentysomethings to endlessly stooping to pick up toys and a spouse’s dropped socks.
MOTHERHOOD is a hymn to the joys and sorrows of raising children, and the necessity of not losing yourself in the process. Thurman’s Eliza is a unique creation, by turns endearing and hysterical, tender and aggrieved. She is ably abetted by Edwards’ subtly layered performance as her distracted spouse, and Driver’s earthy, bemused turn as her closest ally. With remarkably naturalistic performances from its child actors and a roster of colorfully only-in-New-York supporting players, MOTHERHOOD is at once powerfully heartfelt and scrupulously real.
Watch the trailer here!
Uma Thurman captured the role of a busy mother brilliantly. I loved the storyline, the supporting actors and the entire message. This movie is honest, poignant and shows us what love is all about.
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