Friday, January 22, 2021

Baby Done Review: Delivering A Different Irreverent Pregnancy Drama

Rose Matafeo	...	Zoe Matthew Lewis	Matthew Lewis	...	Tim Emily Barclay	Emily Barclay	...	Molly Rachel House	Rachel House	...	Principal Mullins Nic Sampson	Nic Sampson	...	Preggophile Brian Madeleine Sami	Madeleine Sami	...	Hospital Midwife Matenga Ashby	Matenga Ashby	...	Sonny Fasitua Amosa	Fasitua Amosa	...	Sefa Loren Taylor	Loren Taylor	...	Penny Olivia Tennet	Olivia Tennet	...	Beth Kura Forrester	Kura Forrester	...	Clinic Nurse Alice Snedden	Alice Snedden	...	Antenatal Teacher Chelsie Preston Crayford	Chelsie Preston Crayford	...	Alice (as Chelsie Preston-Crayford) Sam Snedden	Sam Snedden	...	Steve Bree Peters	Bree Peters	...	Sonographer

Release date: January 12, 2021
Running time: 95 minutes
Starring: Rose Matafeo, Matthew Lewis, Emily Barclay, Nic Sampson, and Rachel House
Director: Curtis Vowell
Writer: Sophie Henderson

When Zoe (Rose Matafeo) and Tim (Matthew Lewis) find out they are having a baby, they resolve to not let parenthood change them. Tim runs towards being a dad, while Zoe runs away from being a mum. Terrified that her life won’t be her own anymore, Zoe is still determined to tick off a list of their wildest dreams before the baby arrives. Zoe’s increasing denial about her impending birth pushes her, and her relationship, to the limit.

Produced by  Carthew Neal	...	executive producer Taika Waititi	...	executive producer Morgan Waru	...	producer        Directed by  Curtis Vowell	Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)   Sophie Henderson
Baby Done has a great cast in an unconventional drama comedy about kids and being ready for parenthood.  Rose and Matthew are a fun couple to watch, and they have a great chemistry at the start of the movie.  And I liked that the supporting cast added additional humor and heart to the film. I especially liked Nic Sampson as a particularly interesting romantic interest who added an extra layer of chaos to the whole film.  It was also interesting to see a film with a reluctant mother as I feel like that is usually not the plot of these movies.  And the film has a definite style to it that feels part irreverent, and part heartfelt. 

However, the movie has a main character who will be hit or miss.  I found her lack of coming to terms a little frustrating to deal with and her constant denials of reality to just be out of place.  I did like Matthew Lewis's character, and their dynamic formed a lot of the interest and tension in the film.  But overall I did not enjoy her escapades and escapes, though I might be in the minority.  I also didn't find the film that funny.  There were definite laugh out loud moments but overall I found the humor to be flat.  But Baby Done does offer some interesting insights into goals versus reality.  I liked her desire to take control of her life and try not to change, but the subject matter makes that type of choice difficult to reconcile.  And although the film has an irreverent attitude to much of it, it does conclude with a heartfelt message.

Baby Done is a different, irreverent drama comedy that takes its fantastic cast and delivers a new angle for the pregnancy drama. 

Rent it.

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Baby Done is available digitally and on demand January 22, 2021.

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