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Babyteeth (2020)



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When seriously ill teenager Milla falls madly in love with smalltime drug dealer Moses, it's her parents' worst nightmare. But as Milla's first brush with love brings her a new lust for life, things get messy and traditional morals go out the window. Milla soon shows everyone in her orbit -- her parents, Moses, a sensitive music teacher, a budding child violinist, and a disarmingly honest pregnant neighbor -- how to live like you have nothing to lose. What might have been a disaster for the Finlay family instead leads to letting go and finding grace in the glorious chaos of life. Babyteeth joyously explores how good it is not to be dead and how far we will go for love.


Critic Reviews for Babyteeth

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (6)

Does it all work? Not quite, but you can't fault a film for its ambition, least of all one that does manage to bring it all together for a deeply moving home stretch.

September 5, 2019 | Full Review…
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Murphy has marked herself as one to watch for sprightly direction and storytelling that doesn't feel the need to spell out every plot progression. And Scanlen has confirmed her status as one of the most promising young actors on either side of the world.

September 5, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Though not without its niggles, this is a notable first feature from Murphy, who exudes a supreme confidence in her deployment of crisp visuals and the lightly bifurcated manner in which she unfurls this eccentric yarn.

September 4, 2019 | Full Review…

It keeps you on your toes from the moment it starts...

September 4, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

A wickedly perverse and, in time, intensely moving variation on familiar coming-of-age themes that marks an arresting feature debut for both director Shannon Murphy and screenwriter Rita Kalnejais.

September 4, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Takes a maddening route to a satisfying destination.

September 4, 2019 | Full Review…

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