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The Good Mother - 2010 poster

The Good Mother - 2010

What does it take to be America's best mom? For a few days every year, women come from all over the country to compete in the “Mother of the Year” pageant in the hope of becoming the reigning representative of American motherhood. Director Sarah Klein follows several moms and their families as they prepare for the competition, juggle their children's activities, organize their churches’ fundraisers, and still manage to get dinner on the table by 6. For America's best mom, that is all in a day's work and done with a smile on her face. This deceptively simple premise is the foundation for exploring what it means to be a “Mom,” and by extension a “woman,” in today's America, and how that definition has evolved over time.