Egg

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An unflinching comedy about why women choose motherhood, why they revere it, fear it, and why some women choose to forgo it. Over the course of one explosive evening, two couples and a surrogate must face their own ridiculous and sometimes heartbreaking shortcomings. With sharp cutting dialogue and complicated characters, EGG is about the personal, social, professional, and ideological implications of bringing new life into the world. Artist Tina (Alysia Reiner, "Orange Is the New Black") and her passive-aggressive feminist husband (Gbenga Akinnagbe, "The Deuce") invite her eight-months pregnant art school rival (Christina Hendricks,"Mad Men") and power hungry, new-money husband (David Alan Basche, The Exes) to their Brooklyn loft, surprising them with Tina's new work-in-progress: a radical alternative to motherhood. But when their sensuous, non-traditional surrogate arrives (Anna Camp, Pitch Perfect) the truth comes out, and the patriarchy fights to hang on by its teeth.

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  • ... there's much truth and food for thought contained within even the most over-the-top moments.

    Jan 25, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • It's nice to see Palka embracing the messiness of feminist theses as she progresses in her career, and if she continues delivering a movie a year, someday we'll likely be able to examine the full life of a woman through the entirety of her body of work.

    Jan 17, 2019 | Full Review…

    April Wolfe

    TheWrap
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  • Daring and modestly accomplished, lifted by two terrific performances.

    Apr 24, 2018 | Full Review…
  • You've got to crack some eggs to make an omelette, and the fussiness of its conclusion carries Egg through to a rewarding end, a heartbreaker with hope to spare.

    Apr 23, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

    Kate Erbland

    indieWire
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  • The highlights of Egg come when that odd, uncomfortable formality fades away and Karen and Tina speak openly to each other as only old friends can, for better or worse.

    Aug 19, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Mickenberg's dialogue is sharp and provocative... and Camp's arrival throws a surprise spanner into the works.

    Apr 28, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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