Jul 12, 2020
A better movie would have had the three mothers focusing less on trying to manipulate their sons' love lives and more on the mothers trying to genuinely reconnect with their sons by trying to understand what makes them happy in their current lives.
Jul 6, 2020
Unfortunately, while the ladies are trying to portray a time they might have experienced in their lives, the characters in the story are severely underdeveloped and somewhat exhausting to watch.
Feb 20, 2020
For a film directed and written by a woman, its plot is shamefully backward.
Oct 3, 2019
Otherhood is a sad showcase for once mighty actresses
Sep 19, 2019
Otherhood relies on resentful child shaming to communicate a tiring portrait of meddling mothers as martyrs.
Sep 3, 2019
Obvious jokes, stereotypical characters -- not all that, but Netflixable.
Aug 27, 2019
There are smart, mature, women-centric originals on streaming services. But, there are been duds too. For every shining OITNB, Handmaid's Tale, and Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, there's the other end of the spectrum. In this case, it's called Otherhood.
Aug 23, 2019
What makes it feel slightly heftier is that each of these actresses are terrific.
Aug 21, 2019
Sometimes the actresses can elevate the material but most of the time they all feel like caricatures not characters.
Aug 16, 2019
The idea is good, but it isn't developed enough to make it a fully fleshed out story with intriguing and multi-dimensional characters. Otherhood ends up being forgettable, boring and at times insulting.
Aug 15, 2019
What saves the movie from totally going off the rails is the grounded vibes given off by its three leading women.
Aug 12, 2019
Short on laughter, the fun seems fake. Pouts and shouting are hard to take. Three lovely stars try acting their best. Yet humor fails the comedy test.
Aug 8, 2019
Escapism and heartache with tedious, self-involved personalities, while attention to genuine humor is missing from the endeavor.
Aug 8, 2019
Littered with bad jokes, corny one-liners and predictable writing, Otherhood embraces its cliches in order to deliver on the heart.
Aug 7, 2019
Otherhood doesn't explore any of this with any degree of social or political insight. Instead, it deploys all that inequity, emptiness, and rejection for cheap laughs; these middle-aged moms' debasement is the gag.
Aug 7, 2019
The reality is that you simply don't care about any of these people - they're all kind of awful, really - and without empathetic engagement ... what's the point?
Aug 6, 2019
Good actors can't overcome forced comedy; language, drinking.
Aug 5, 2019
Not every relationship wraps up as well as others, but the film's journey is what gives 'Otherhood' its staying power. Fortunately, thanks to the well-sold drama, performances and truth revelations, it's a cozy Netflix watch.
Aug 5, 2019
Just like parenthood, Otherhood is full of frustrations, but it offers few of the rewards.
Aug 2, 2019
[W]atching "Otherhood" leaves audiences feeling secondhand embarrassment, not only for everyone's cringe-worthy behavior on screen but also for these lauded actresses who both starred in and executive produced this subpar film.