Nasty Baby (2015)

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Critic Consensus: Nasty Baby juggles an ambitious array of tones, and not always successfully -- but its talented cast and surprising narrative twists leave a lingering impression.

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The film centers on a Brooklyn couple, Freddy and his boyfriend Mo, who are trying to have a baby with the help of their best friend, Polly. The film follows the trio as they navigate the idea of creating life while confronted by growing harassment from a menacing local known as 'The Bishop.' As things take a dark turn, their joyous pursuit of parenthood is suddenly clouded.

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Reg E. Cathey
as The Bishop
Emily Ann Garcia
as Home Buyer
Anthony Chisholm
as Mo's Father
Neal Huff
as Gallery Owner
Judy Marte
as Battered Woman
Toni D'Antonio
as Nurse Toni
Garrison Alexander
as Battered Woman's Son
Cruz Rodriguez
as Child coming out of Bomb Scare
William Oliver Watkins
as Mo's Brother-in-Law
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All Critics (53) | Top Critics (15)

This is a strange, unclassifiable piece of work, bordering on craziness and incoherence but acted and directed with such quiet vehemence that it has some interest.

Apr 7, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Wiig strolls the line between adorable and obnoxious with the ease of a pro.

Apr 4, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

An awkward scene between the artist and a local gallery director highlights Silva's fluency in the rituals of social superiority.

Oct 29, 2015 | Full Review…

Ultimately, Silva's uneven command of tone undoes whatever goodwill his actors have managed to generate. They - and we - deserve much better than this.

Oct 29, 2015 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

(The end) slams the brakes on any goodwill you had for the characters.

Oct 25, 2015 | Full Review…

Silva's screenplay has a slice-of-life feel; Sergio Armstrong's cinematography provides the natural lighting and handheld camerawork that adds to that sensation.

Oct 23, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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