Friday, April 16, 2010

Movie Review: "Motherhood"

Seriously, I don't understand why this film is getting negative reviews. I have seen this movie months ago, and I can't stop watching it. I love Uma Thurmon's performance in this movie. If you haven't seen it, you must.

Motherhood is an independent film shot entirely in New York City. I can tell it's New York just by looking at the building. The story centers around a single mother balancing career, her kids, and tasks for a upcoming birthday. It's the everyday thing a mother of one or two kids goes through.

I think the one thing that attached me to this film is that she is a writer/blogger. In the film, she has a blog where she talks about the comedic drama surrounding motherhood. She writes about what she's going through, and what she sees in front of her involving other mothers. Everything she has written is autobiographical. That's what attracted me to this film.

I love writing about my life. Strangely, my life has turned into a sitcom. I'm either in a situation where it's embarrassing or funny. As much as I try not to get involved in situations that I know would be embarrassing, I somehow end up back in it. Eventually, I decided to go with the flow and not be afraid of being embarrassed. There is a reason why I go through these crazy things. It's material for all the comedic stories I can tell you guys for future blog posts and novels.

My life is an open book. I can't deny it. Everything I write is autobiographical. I still write a little fiction every now and then, but my entire body of work is 90% nonfiction. I'm comfortable with it, and I hope people love reading about my life.

Overall, Motherhood is an amazing comedy. For mothers everywhere, I recommend you watch this film. You don't have to be a writer to watch this film, but you gotta glue your eyes to this excellent comedy.

The film is out on DVD. Trust me, you won't regret it.


Marquise Wiley said...

I am going to watch and by your review I will buy the DVD keep up the good work.

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