Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Review: Motherhood (DVD)

Yesterday I took advantage of the new Redbox in my grocery store and I rented a new release- Motherhood.

Here's the general plot of the movie, from the Yahoo movies webpage.
Eliza Welch is a former fiction writer-turned-mom-blogger who lives and works in two rent-stabilized apartments in a walk-up tenement building smack in the middle of an otherwise upscale Greenwich Village. 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.
I really enjoyed this movie! Probably because I'm also a stay-at-home mom and a blogger, and I'm also spending a lot of time thinking about motherhood and what it means to me.  The movie moves really quickly- taking place over the course of one day in Eliza's life.  And, as we all know, a mom's day is busy, so there's a lot of activity packed into the movie!

There is some language in the movie, so I would save watching it for after the kids have gone to bed. Other than that, I thought the movie was realistic and fun and I found myself laughing and nodding in agreement at many of the movie scenes.

Definitely grab this movie the next time you're renting! I think you'll enjoy it!

I received no product and no compensation for this review. Just passing on information about something I liked!


Cindy said...

i tried to rent it at our redbox and they didnt have it... i have to try again this wknd!