Anchor and Hope

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In their mid-30s, Eva (Oona Chaplin) and Kat (Natalia Tena) have a fun and carefree simple life in their London canal boat until Eva, inspired by her exceptional mother Germaine (played by her real mother Geraldine Chaplin), presents Kat with an ultimatum: she wants a child. Kat resists, knowing that it will end the bohemian lifestyle that she's always envisioned with Eva. When Kat's best friend, Roger (David Verdaguer), drops in from Barcelona, the three of them toy around with the idea of creating a baby together. Kat sees no other way out but to say yes. As the three begin to look forward as one family, their differing expectations of intimacy and responsibility put a heavy strain on their relationship and threatens to rip the three apart.

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  • Too often, viewers just have to take a movie love story's word for it that its characters actually belong together. Not so in Carlos Marques-Marcet's loose, observant Anchor and Hope.

    Nov 14, 2018 | Full Review…
  • There's a potentially smart and sexy lesbian dramedy at the heart of "Anchor and Hope" that gets lost amid idiosyncratic filmmaking and a lack of narrative discipline.

    Nov 14, 2018 | Full Review…
  • It's a thoughtful, honest and touching work, especially for women who love women, and also love canals.

    Sep 28, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Don't get sold into the light-hearted, bittersweet, sugar-coated casing of this film. David Verdaguer's scene-stealing performance simply can't save Anchor and Hope from its archaic representation of women. Who let this be made?

    Feb 21, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Where Anchor and Hope badly misfires is in the assumptions it makes about what women want, and how women get it.

    Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The story of a lesbian couple trying to have a baby is well-executed on nearly every front.

    Nov 15, 2018 | Full Review…

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