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Year: 2009
USA: Freestyle Releasing
UK: Metrodome Distribution
Cast: Uma Thurman, Anthony Edwards, Minnie Driver, Samantha Bee, Carol Commissiong, Alice Drummond, Arjun Gupta, Jenny Kirlin, Clea Lewis, Aaron Mathias, Javier Picayo, Vincent James Russo, David Schallipp, Matthew Schallipp, Jake M Smith, Jackie Stewart, Stephanie Szostak, Daisy Tahan
Director: Katherine Dieckmann
Country: USA
USA & UK: 90 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for language, sexual references and a brief drug comment
UK Certificate: 15 contains one mouthed use of very strong language
USA Release Date: 23 October 2009 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 5 march 2010 (Limited Release)

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A day in the life of a busy New York mum, Eliza Welsh (Uma Thurman), it's her six year-old's birthday today. Up early she sets about organising everything for her family and 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 to keep to her hectic daily routine, Eliza rediscovers her own voice and realizes what is truly valuable in her life.

MOTHERHOOD, shot entirely on location in New York's West Village, stars Uma Thurman, Anthony Edwards and Minnie Driver in this bittersweet comedy that distills the dilemmas of the maternal state (marriage, work, self, and not necessarily in that order) into the trials and tribulations of one pivotal day. From writer/director Katherine Dieckmann, the acclaimed filmmaker of DIGGERS and A GOOD BABY.

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