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Powerfully acted and sensitively directed, Babyteeth offers audiences a coming-of-age story that's messier -- and more rewarding -- than most. Read critic reviews

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Cast & Crew

Rita Kalnejais
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Jan Chapman
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Andrew Commis
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Amanda Brown
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Stephen Evans
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Sherree Phillips
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Critic Reviews for Babyteeth

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  • Mendelsohn and Davis are old pros, but he hasn't been anything like this good since Mississippi Grind five years ago, and it's hard not to credit this partly to her, a scene partner who's one of the best in the business.

    November 22, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • Babyteeth is authentic and unexpected, thanks to both [director Shannon] Murphy's confident style and the nuanced script from Rita Kalnejais ...

    November 16, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • The kind of skittish, reckless film-making that makes you want to rush headlong into bad decisions and savour every last messy moment of the fallout.

    August 16, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • Shannon Murphy's Babyteeth ... makes for a thrillingly subversive work.

    August 14, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • An inspired, un-schmaltzy antidote to the 'cancer weepie'.

    August 13, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The best kind of surprise - a debut feature with bite.

    August 13, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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  • Aug 20, 2020
    There's an abundance of rising talent emerging from Australia's film scene at the moment and director Shannon Murphy can consider herself among this group. Her coming-of-age/family drama Babyteeth is yet another success from the antipodes and showcases a confident new voice in independent cinema. Generally, coming-of-age dramas don't work for me but Murphy offers so much more here. There's a lot of ambition in her approach and although a little more discipline is required when some scenes go on too long, for the most part this is a hugely involving and emotional drama that addresses some weighty issues, such as terminal illness, addiction and mental health. These issues are handled sensitively but also not without some well judged humour to lighten the load, as well as benefiting from four brilliantly committed performances: relative newcomers Eliza Scanlen and Toby Wallace excel as the youngsters coming to terms with the hands they're dealt while experienced performers like The Babadook's Essie Davis and, the always excellent, Ben Mendelsohn pick up the pieces as suffering parents with their own issues. A beautiful and emotionally resonant piece of work.
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