SHIVA BABY (78 NR)

SHIVA BABY

SUMMARY

VIRTUAL CINEMAPOLIS SCREENINGS BEGIN 4/2/21
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A near college graduate, Danielle, gets paid by her sugar daddy and rushes to meet her neurotic parents at a family shiva. Upon arrival, she is accosted by various estranged relatives about her appearance and lack of post-grad plans, while her confident ex-girlfriend, Maya, is applauded by everyone for getting into law school.

Danielle’s day takes an unexpected turn when her sugar daddy, Max, arrives at the shiva with his accomplished wife, Kim, and crying baby. As the day unfolds, Danielle struggles to keep up different versions of herself, fend off pressures from her family and confront her insecurities without completely losing it.

DIRECTOR: Emma Seligman
SCREENWRITER: Emma Seligman
CAST: Rachel Sennott, Molly Gordon, Diana Agron, Danny Deferrari, Polly Draper, and Fred Melamed


 

REVIEW

“We love them for sure, but family can be scary stuff. By her film’s satisfying close, Seligman proves she gets the profound universality of that notion.”

Tomris Laffly, Variety