Baby, Done

Baby, Done

Baby, Done

Rose Matafeo (The Breaker Upperers) and Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter) star in this unexpected pregnancy comedy from the director and writer of Fantail (Curtis Vowell and Sophie Henderson, respectively).

Newly pregnant, tree surgeon Zoe (Matafeo) begins freaking out and rushing through her to-do list of dreams before becoming a mother, while her long-term boyfriend (Lewis) embraces the idea of parenthood.

2020Rating: M, Offensive language, sexual references & drug use91 minsNew Zealand
ComedyRomance

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Flicks, Katie Parker

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While Baby Done might not be the uproarious laugh fest it’s being sold as, the gentle, sensitive and melancholy movie that it is has rewards of its own. A fantastic showcase for Matafeo’s dramatic talent as well her famous comedy chops, Henderson and Vowel—until now best known for their 2013 film Fantail —remind us that they are also ones to watch. As one of the only countries in the world to be able to (safely) go to the cinema, this sweet and surprisingly moving take on first time parenthood provides a lovely reason to do just that.

Baby Done has a very natural kiwi flavour, and tells an entertaining story, but doesn’t necessarily tell it in the most interesting way. The direction is nothing overly exciting and the pace is at times off-beat, with the main conflict of the film happening through a couple of somewhat convoluted, cliché feeling conversations. At its core however, the...

3.0
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Delightful ... former Harry Potter star Lewis never outshines popular stand-up comedian Matafeo, who effortlessly carries the film's dramatic moments as well as its comic ones.

Newshub

Newshub

press

From stand-up to stand-out, Rose is a star, augmenting her hallmark humour with a genuinely heartfelt performance. The overall trajectory of the story and the delivery of Baby, Done wasn't quite the home run I'd been hoping for, but much joy is still very easily found.

FilmInk

FilmInk

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Some of the uneasiest laughs of the year, but they're still here in abundance

Stuff

Stuff

press

Husband-and-wife team of director Curtis Vowell and screenwriter Sophie Henderson... manage to navigate a tricky balance of pathos, poignancy and mostly physical humour with aplomb.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Rose Matafeo is wonderful in irresistible film about parenthood.

Flicks

Flicks, Katie Parker

flicks

While Baby Done might not be the uproarious laugh fest it’s being sold as, the gentle, sensitive and melancholy movie that it is has rewards of its own. A fantastic showcase for Matafeo’s dramatic talent as well her famous comedy chops, Henderson and Vowel—until now best known for their 2013 film Fantail —remind us that they are also ones to watch. As one of the only countries in the world to be able to (safely) go to the cinema, this sweet and surprisingly moving take on first time parenthood provides a lovely reason to do just that.

Screenhub

Screenhub

press

Delightful ... former Harry Potter star Lewis never outshines popular stand-up comedian Matafeo, who effortlessly carries the film's dramatic moments as well as its comic ones.

Newshub

Newshub

press

From stand-up to stand-out, Rose is a star, augmenting her hallmark humour with a genuinely heartfelt performance. The overall trajectory of the story and the delivery of Baby, Done wasn't quite the home run I'd been hoping for, but much joy is still very easily found.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Some of the uneasiest laughs of the year, but they're still here in abundance

Stuff

Stuff

press

Husband-and-wife team of director Curtis Vowell and screenwriter Sophie Henderson... manage to navigate a tricky balance of pathos, poignancy and mostly physical humour with aplomb.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Rose Matafeo is wonderful in irresistible film about parenthood.

Baby Done has a very natural kiwi flavour, and tells an entertaining story, but doesn’t necessarily tell it in the most interesting way. The direction is nothing overly exciting and the pace is at times off-beat, with the main conflict of the film happening through a couple of somewhat convoluted, cliché feeling conversations. At its core however, the...

3.0