16 Movies About Motherhood That Don’t Sugarcoat It

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Lady Bird is a coming-of-age drama that shines a spotlight on the relationship between a mother and her young adult daughter.

This is one of those movies about motherhood that you 100% need to watch with your own daughter. It’s honest, heartbreaking, and brutally funny. When our kids get too old for us to control their lives, what the hell are we supposed to do?! We all know that day is coming, as much as we try to deny it. Laurie Metcalf’s portrayal of a hardworking mom trying to help her rebellious teen daughter navigate life is poignant and infuriating and powerful. We know that Lady Bird is supposed to be the focus of the movie, but Metcalf’s deft handling of motherhood really steals the show.

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