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Year
2020
Runtime
77 min.
Director
Emma Seligman
Genres
Drama, Comedy
Rating *
7.2
Votes *
0
Checks
1,077
Favs
72
Dislikes
7
Favs/checks
6.7% (1:15)
Favs/dislikes
10:1
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  1. Panunzio's avatar

    Panunzio

    The premise is fantastic -- bumping into your sugar daddy at a shiva, and there are some really funny moments here. It's well worth a watch, but I feel like it would probably work better as a short. 2 years 10 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Expanding out from Emma Seligman's short of the same name (also with lead Rachel Sennott) Shiva Baby is prime cringe and I love it for that. Danielle is a young woman who goes to a family gathering to sit shiva, and there bumps into her sugar daddy (or should it be "john"?), exposing both his lies to him and his to her. But her estranged former best friend and maybe more than that is also there, and it's like her whole sexual history showed up for the event. Throw in some judgmental Jewish love from family and family friends and you have the recipe for high anxiety (in fact, I love the way Seligman shoots the panic attack portion of the film. A lot of people are comparing it to Uncut Gems for its frenetic desperation, but it's more amusing and more touching - a portrait of listlessness and unhappiness ("it's a sad time, everyone feels it" is as much a double-entendre as the title). And when we find Danielle approaching happiness, it's for things that have clearly been denied her. It's a tragedy, really, so why did I laugh so much? 10 months 3 weeks ago
  3. CynInFlicks's avatar

    CynInFlicks

    Good stuff. So much cringe. 2 years 5 months ago
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