16 Movies About Motherhood That Don’t Sugarcoat It

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Riding in Cars with Boys shows us how motherhood can “ruin” us and save us all at the same time.

Mothers are imperfect beings. We make mistakes, we get angry, we lose our way. But part of the beauty of motherhood is that sometimes, it is the act of being a mother that brings it all back right again. The story of reluctant teen mom Bev and her son Jason is funny and sad and difficult to watch at times. Bev blames Jason for ruining her life and all her dreams, and Jason calls Bev selfish for not wanting him to follow his own path. We watch as they grow up together, which is a beautiful thing to see unfold. Being a mother is understanding that life gives us not what we want sometimes, but what we need.

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