Those stories about Motherhood‘s $131 gross in London are almost a good thing, press-wise. Now there’s a slight curiosity factor, at least, whereas before no one cared. This day-in-the-life drama, directed by Katherine Dieckmann and starring Uma Thurman, has found historical distinction. To paraphrase former Secretary of State Edwin Stanton, “Now it belongs to the ages.”
I’m a little confused about why this story broke today when the IMDB says it opened in London on March 5th — three weeks ago! — but we’ll let that go. Here’s another IMDB link that seems to indicate it opened on 3.7, but maybe not. The N.Y. Post story says Motherhood opened in London “last Sunday,” or 3.21. What?
If the London wipe-out story hadn’t appeared, I probably never would have seen Motherhood. Now I’m thinking I will.