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About the Movie
When Mary (Amy Seimetz) returns to work after maternity leave, her workaholic husband, Paul, takes charge of their sleepless baby, Pearl. Pearl's disregard for napping prevents Paul from finishing his screenplay. Mary misses Pearl terribly, but her salary and benefits are the family's only security. As Paul’s attachment to Pearl intensifies, his disinterest in his work grows. Money becomes tighter and Mary is left holding the bag. It all comes to a head when Paul makes an unimaginable choice and risks blowing it all.
Charming slice of real life
This movie is a simple and relatable story about a young family struggling to find balance and make peace with the loss of freedom a baby brings. A mother forced back to work before she's ready, and a father taking care of a baby while attempting to continue his life as a filmmaker.
No major drama, just the trials of life made real by the terrific acting of Amy Seimetz and Thomas Madden. We think we don't want to see the normal moments of every day on the screen, but this story leaves you feeling like we don't need extraordinary circumstances to make changes in ourselves and our relationships. It examines the complicated way gender roles impact us and how we measure success. You find yourself worrying about these characters and cheering for them to be ok in the end. Along those lines, it doesn't challenge you to the point of judgement but gives you the opportunity for thoughtful observation from the outside. Worth watching.
Funny and realistic
If you have kids, very few films show what it's actually like to have that young family member bring so much love and so much change to your life. This film shows that in a realistic, funny, and intimate way. The close up camera work invites you into the world of this young family. The script was funny without trying too hard and the performances played out quite naturally. This film really brings out those small
exciting moments of caring for an infant, from the smell of baby poo to the different ways parents worry about their children. If you like films that open the door to the human existence in an exciting slice of realism, this film is for you.
For Filmmakers and Fathers
Love this film and I think anyone who has tried to make a film or any large creative project while also being a parent can relate. As a one time stay at home father, I like how realistic and honest the portrayals were of a couple trying to work through something incredibly challenging while also rewarding and always complicated.