HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 25 ‘Motherhood’ Chicago Passes With Uma Thurman, Minnie Driver

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CHICAGO – In our latest comedy edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 25 admit-two passes up for grabs to the advance Chicago screening of “Motherhood”!

“Motherhood” stars Uma Thurman, Minnie Driver, Anthony Edwards, David Schallipp, Matthew Schallipp, Jake M. Smith, Jackie Stewart, Stephanie Szostak and Daisy Tahan from writer and director Katherine Dieckmann. The film opens in Chicago on Oct. 23, 2009 and is part of the 2009 Chicago International Film Festival.

To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening of “Motherhood” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, all you need to do is answer our question below. That’s it! This screening will be held on Monday, Oct. 19, 2009 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. Directions to enter this Hookup and immediately win can be found beneath the graphic below.

Motherhood stars Uma Thurman and Minnie Driver
“Motherhood” stars Uma Thurman, Minnie Driver and Anthony Edwards from writer and director Katherine Dieckmann.
Image credit: Freestyle Releasing

Here is the “Motherhood” plot description:

From writer and director Katherine Dieckmann (the acclaimed filmmaker of “Diggers” and “A Good Baby”) comes “Motherhood,” which stars Uma Thurman, Anthony Edwards and Minnie Driver.

Shot entirely on location in New York’s West Village, this comedy 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.

Equal parts Mrs. Dalloway and “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Motherhood” forms a genre of one. No other movie has dedicated itself in quite this way to probing exactly what it takes to be a mother with both wry humor and an acute sense of authenticity.

“Motherhood,” which is a humorous and poignant look at the daily challenges mothers everywhere face, is a hymn to the trials and joys of raising children and the necessity of not losing yourself in the process.

Uma Thurman in Chicago on Oct. 8, 2009 for the Motherhood premiere as part of the Chicago International Film Festival
Uma Thurman strikes a smoldering pose for the HollywoodChicago.com lens as she walks the red
carpet on Oct. 8, 2009 at the premiere of her new film “Motherhood” for the opening night of the
45th-annual Chicago International Film Festival. Uma Thurman was honored with a career achievement award.
Image credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

The “Motherhood” trailer can be watched now below.

To secure your free tickets now, make sure you’re logged into your HollywoodChicago.com account. If you don’t yet have one, you can quickly register here. Having an account with a valid e-mail address is required. Then, simply add a new comment in the form below. In your comment, include an answer to this question:

What are the biggest blessings and burdens of being a mother?

Like all Hookups here, this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup is simple: Just submit your comment below and we will award 25 people randomly via e-mail for our “Motherhood” Hookup. Winners needs to arrive early as seats are consumed on a first-come, first-served basis. Good luck!

HollywoodChicago.com editor-in-chief and publisher Adam Fendelman


© 2009 Adam Fendelman, HollywoodChicago.com LLC

rmadrigal325's picture


The biggest blessings of being a mother would be watching your children grow up before your eyes into responsible adults. The biggest burden would have to be making sure you have enough time for your children while still working, having a social life, and time to simply relax and unwind.

David Smith's picture

What are the biggest blessings and burdens of being a mother?

Having me as a son!

littlemisstwilight's picture


The biggest blessings of being a mother would be to see what you taught your kids reflected in becoming themselves as well as teavhing others right from wrong. The burdens of being a mother would be to make sure everyday your kid hasnt learned something that can turn that positive energy into a negative one

lindsykes's picture

Biggest Motherhood Burden? The Teen Years!!

The biggest burden of being a mother would have to be trying to do what’s best for your child when they’re the common teenager that thinks they know EVERYTHING. Dealing with someone who is constantly fighting your good advice is tough.

Adios2ThisProfile's picture

Mother Dear

I’d imagine a mother’s blessings would be having children and knowing you’ve raised them well, but a burden would definitely be knowing that at some point growing up your kids will tell you they hate you after all you’ve done for them, but it becomes a blessing again when they’ve matured and finally understand that you did the things you did because you loved them.

GoodyGoody's picture

The Biggest Blessing & Burden

of motherhood for me is honestly the weight of being charged with shaping another life.

Its both a blessing and a burden because on the one hand, there are really great positive aspects to it but on the other, there is the challenge to not be so overbearing because of the enormity of it that my kid does not have a chance to develop her own personality.

now that my kid is a teenager at moments the burdens definitely outweigh the blessings but i know that one day we will look back and be able to laugh at all the insanity.

bhappy2's picture

being a mother

Is always a burden but is the best source of blessings that life could have.

rachelac's picture

Burdens is having to go to

Burdens is having to go to 15 different grocery stores to get the right foods & then our tastes change…same with clothes. You never know your capacity for love & abuse til you have a child

stevel's picture


The biggest burden is getting up for feedings in the middle of the night and the blessing is the little person that you have brought into this world

jstar's picture

blessings and burdens

Cherishing your growing family and also worrying about all of them at the same time.

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