Three mothers who are long-time friends and empty nesters decide to drive to New York City to reconnect with their adult sons. In the process, they realize their sons are not the only ones whose lives need to change. They’ve stuck together through their kids’ milestone moments (like graduation, proms and hospital visits), as well as their own life-altering ones (like divorce and death). But since their boys became men and moved away from suburban Poughkeepsie, the gal pals rarely see each other anymore. They only manage to catch up during their annual Mother’s Day brunch, reminiscing and gabbing about the current exploits of their now-grown children.
Otherhood is an American comedy film, directed by Cindy Chupack, from a screenplay by Chupack and Mark Andrus. It is based upon the novel Whatever Makes You Happy by William Sutcliffe, and follows three suburban moms who show up to the New York City homes of their sons unannounced. It stars Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett, Felicity Huffman, Jake Hoffman, Sinqua Walls, and Jake Lacy.
A grounded, soulful, celebratory comedy about three mothers and their adult sons. The film explores the stage after motherhood, Otherhood, when you have to redefine your relationship with your children, friends, spouse, and most importantly, yourself.