£10 – £12

Event Information

Location

Location

Vue Cinema London - Piccadilly

19 Lower Regent Street

London

SW1Y 4LR

United Kingdom

View Map

Event description
When two couples with mixed feelings about having kids hatch a plan to share one baby, things spiral out of control.

About this Event

Directed by Sam Friedlander

Narrative Film / USA / 119 mins

Strand: Absurdities

UK Premiere

Review:

Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Sam Friedlander (The Resident, Larry Gaye), Babysplitters is a Hollywood movie with an indie twist. Inspired by the likes of Judd Apatow (Knocked Up), Friedlander’s film mingles the absurd with the relatable, matching laughs with heart.

Beside its accomplished director – Friedlander is a producer on the FOX TV show The Resident, and prizewinner at the New York City Short Film Festival – Babysplitters also features an impressive cast of up-and-comers. Led by Danny Pudi (Community, Star Trek Beyond) and Emily Chang (Total Recall, How I Met Your Mother), supported by Maiara Walsh (Zombieland, Desperate Housewives) and Don Small (Birds of Prey, Shameless), these stars are set to become familiar faces – if they aren’t already.

It is in these actors that Babysplitters finds its strongest asset. The absurdity of the premise would become ridiculous if not for performances that balance carefully between comedic and grounded – somewhere the cast (particularly Danny Pudi) find themselves at ease. As the film progresses this becomes essential, with Friedlander’s narrative slowly unfurling to reveal, beneath the comedy, the serious and moving realities of parenthood. It is at this point that the characters need not only contend with one another, but themselves, attempting to parse the immense responsibility of parenthood and how best to come to terms with it. And that is ultimately what Babysplitters is about: the journey to parenthood, and all the tragicomedy that comes with it. / Reviewed by Milo Garner

Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Credits:

Director: Sam Friedlander

Writer: Sam Friedlander

Producer: Sam Friedlander, Matt DiNicola, Rebecca G. Stone, David C. Smith, Morgan Patterson

Executive Producer: M. Shawn Lawler, Gordon Watson

Cast: Danny Pudi, Emily C. Chang, Maiara Walsh, Eddie Alfano, Mark Feuerstein

Share with friends

Location

Vue Cinema London - Piccadilly

19 Lower Regent Street

London

SW1Y 4LR

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved