Monday, March 29, 2010

Motherhood : movie

Right off you are thinking what does this have to do with anything?

It's a version of Mrs. Dalloway.

For anyone who has not read Mrs. Dalloway, it is about a woman who's life is examined in the course of one day. The end of the day being a grand party she's throwing, and how she views herself in the course of the day.

The movie Motherhood is about a woman who is planning this party for her daughter's 6th birthday, and how her life is
examined in the course of that day leading up to the party.
The husband, the best friend, the society she has to deal with; all which make her doubt herself and her place in life.

Now, I love this idea. Loved it when they did the film The Hours (also based on Mrs Dalloway)
and am loving it in this modern telling.

With the internet, our lives are processed down to one day at a time, and our lives spilled forth sometimes in full for others to view in short areas of time. This movie uses the blog as a way for the lead to examine her own life in less then perfect snips. And we the viewers, are treated to her in every shade of what at first appears to be the beginning of a meltdown but in fact is a celebration.


  1. Ah, sounds very interesting. Probably a good pick for my Movie Day with my sister-in-law.

    I left you something at my blog, please go claim it ;-)

  2. Whoo-Hoo!
    Blogger's happy dance... okay I'm just moving my arms in a circle while still in my chair but... thank you.