Nixdminx
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Motherhood – the movie
Categories: blogging mums

UMA THURMAN

I was sent a preview copy of the movie Motherhood which I watched the other night and wished I’d watched it with a group of Mums, and Mums who blog too. There are some priceless moments in there that will resonate with a lot of you.

Uma Thurman plays the central character, Eliza Welch, she is a writer turned blogger with two children and a disengaged husband. She’s stressed, leaves the house in her night clothes and still manages to pull off quirkly glamour. She is all too human and we discover she smokes, swears and doesn’t pick up dog poop.

Eliza is “The Bjorn Identity.” ‘mommy blogger’ who navigates the ups and downs of competitive, strung out parents in Brooklyn. There’s a great cameo from Jodie Foster in the play park who is hounded by both paparazzi and mamarazzi – the latter who travel around childrens’ play parks, with kids in tow to spot celeb parents.

The whole premise of the film is that Eliza is drowning in a Sylvia Plath 2.0 style career block – she has two young children that take all her time and energy but she wants to exert some intellectual muscle through writing – it’s a very familiar tale.

This hectic gallop through a 24 hour period sees Eliza fall out with friends, neighbours and at one point, herself, and veer out of control and lose the plot.

Watch out for the scene where she dances with the delivery boy – I can imagine at least two of my friends doing that!

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5 Comments to “Motherhood – the movie”

  1. Heather says:

    I’m really looking forward to watching this one.
    .-= Heather´s last blog ..What Do You think Of Vlogging? =-.

  2. Waching it tomorrow with a group of normal mums (as in not blogging tweeting freaks). I wonder what that will be like.
    .-= A Modern Mother´s last blog ..Why you will never, EVER make money from your mummy blog =-.

  3. OK, watched it last night, what a dud of a movie. So dissapointed.

    Nice to see you yesteday … BTW.
    .-= A Modern Mother´s last blog ..Repeat after me: there is no (real) money in mum blogging =-.

  4. Gigi says:

    love the site lady….why don’t you invite me round more often (okay…ever!)

    Was looking forward to seeing this in a whole – so they’re doing motherhood now are they. Shoulda known shouldn’t have bothered!

    Off to have a root around now…
    x

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