Motherhood

2009 PG-13 1h 29m Blu-ray / DVD

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Motherhood

2009 PG-13 1h 29m Blu-ray / DVD
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Financially strapped Eliza Welch wants to throw her 6-year-old daughter a great birthday party, but all of Manhattan, her goofy dog and her 2-year-old dynamo of a son seem to be conspiring against her.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
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Reviews

age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this Uma Thurman dramedy offers a fairly unvarnished look at parenthood that will appeal much more to moms and dads (who will be able to relate to the subject matter) than to their kids. Teens who do opt in will find some humor in the movie's honesty about the challenges and hassles of having children, but younger kids may be put off by that same frankness. That said, the main characters clearly love their families ... even if they do sometimes yell at each other, swear (including "s--t" and one use of "f--k"), and make other mistakes.

Sexual Content

Women disrobe to their underwear at a sample sale, where a pregnant woman also discusses pleasuring herself with one of her children's bath toys (she also mentions a sex toy). A married mother of two flirts with a much younger man. A couple has an honest conversation about sex -- or, rather, the lack thereof -- and marriage.

Violence

A woman gets into an argument in the middle of a street with a man who calls her a name. A few other yelling exchanges.

Language

Fairly salty, though not constant. Words include "s--t," "goddamn," "wanker," "piss," "ass," "bloody," "dickhead," "crap," and a use of "f--k." Also, a character mouths the word "c--t."

Social Behavior

Though both Eliza and her husband struggle with how to shape their identities in the face of enormous parenting responsibilities, it's clear that they value each other and the life they've made together. There's a pragmatic message in here, too: That you can find yourself somewhere completely unexpected, glamorous plans waylaid, and still be happy. But happiness is a squirmy thing, and it requires work.

Consumerism

Labels visible for cameras, printers, and computers (Apple).

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

References to gin and "reefer."

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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