So ... guess how many people went to see the new Uma Thurman flick Motherhood when it opened (exclusively) at the Apollo West End theater in Picadilly Circus last weekend. No seriously, guess. 500 for the whole weekend? Maybe 150? Nope. Try 11 ... or maybe 10 (my math isn't great), but according to The Guardian, less than a dozen people showed up to see Katherine Dieckmann's mommy dramedy. Less than a dozen all weekend. That's at least 15 screenings, yes?

Thanks to The Guardian for sharing such a colorful movie story, but I must take exception with their headline. "The Uma Thurman film so bad it made £88 on opening weekend." Seems like a low blow, given that you cannot tell a film's quality by how many people it actually draws in. (I assume the author of this piece has never enjoyed a "money-losing" film. Weird.) Box Office Mojo indicates that Motherhood made less than $100,000 when it played American theaters last October, while Rotten Tomatoes offers nine positive and 36 negatives for Motherhood. OK, so maybe the movie isn't so hot, but if people stay away in droves to this ridiculous degree, you probably have to look at the marketing team...

Which is precisely what Motherhood producer Jana Edelbaum is doing. She defends her film thusly: "It's a very decent movie. I've seen movies that are not half as good." Yep, that's a real quote. Apparently some sort of finger-pointing will soon be involved, as Ms. Edelbaum is steadying her glare on UK film distributor Metrodome. Film critic Barry Norman adds: "It's astonishing that only about 11 people could be bothered to go and see Uma Thurman." Kind of a weird angle to take, but I agree with Mr. Norman. Uma Thurman is pretty awesome.