Re­lent­less bur­den of moth­er­hood

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The frus­tra­tions of com­bin­ing par­ent­ing with a ca­reer are laid bare in Mother­land,a com­edy about a group of com­pet­i­tive mid­dle-class Lon­don women whose chil­dren at­tend the same school. Anna Maxwell Martin (above, The Bletch­ley Cir­cle) is ex­cel­lent as Ju­lia, a stressed sin­gle mother and events man­ager who doesn’t like wait­ing for any­one or any­thing. When she is not try­ing to im­press her boss and the other school mums, she’s wor­ry­ing about child­care ar­range­ments and how to make the per­fect Min­ions birth­day cake. Thank­fully, Ju­lia’s potty-mouthed friend Liz (Diane Mor­gan) and their ir­ri­tat­ing stay-at-home dad pal Kevin (Paul Ready) are there to keep Ju­lia in check. Streams on Neon.

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