Don’t Worry About Uma: Her Next One’s with Robert Pattinson
Let’s not blame Uma Thurman for mistakes made by others. A film she made called “Motherhood” debuted at Sundance two years ago–and had a tepid response. A few distributors bit, and Freestyle Releasing thought they’d give it a shot in America. Last October they sent “Motherhood” to theaters and made $90,000. Pheh. That should have been a sign to everyone. “Motherhood” was at best a straight to DVD, made for Lifetime kind of movie. It was not going to attract moviegoers.
Nevertheless, the British distributor decided it had to try the theater route, too. Who knows why? Cooler heads should have prevailed. So they gave it a limited release. And “Motherhood” made about $150 in its only weekend. Tally-ho!