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'Nasty Baby': EW review

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Nasty Baby

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
100 minutes
Limited Release Date:
10/23/15
performer:
Sebastian Silva, Tunde Adebimpe, Kristen Wiig
director:
Sebastian Silva
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B-

Chilean auteur Sebastián Silva (Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus) stars as Freddy, an expat artist whose cozy life is centered on his boyfriend, Mo (Tunde Adebimpe), and best friend Polly (Kristen Wiig). Polly’s desire to have a child with Freddy and Mo is ostensibly the focus—until a third-act twist suddenly jolts the film out of its sun-dappled Brooklyn bohemia. Subverting expected narratives may have been Silva’s aim all along; still, the turn isn’t just nasty, it’s confounding. B–

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