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About the Movie
Kelly Hankins, heart-throb of Butterhill High, must attempt to hide the fact the HE is pregnant! High School just got weirder.
Boy or Girl
I bet it will be a girl so he can take care of the two most important girls in his life!!
Mamaboy tells the story of Kelly Hankins played by Sean O'Donnell (It's Sketchy, The Win) and how HE takes on pregnancy during his senior year for his longtime sweetheart Lisa played by Allie Deberry. He's a guy he can handle it right? Think again....
The cast did a wonderful job at bringing their characters to life. Mikey Reid was hilarious as Kelly's odd ball best friend 'Ditto' and he and Sean worked well off each other throughout. Dylan Riley Snyder (Kickin' It) nailed his part as the pesty 'Milton'. Other standouts for me were Cassidy Ann Shaffer who played 'Candy', Jesse Miller as 'Nurse Zelda', Pamela Finny who played 'Mom' and 'Uncle Theus' played by J.D. Rudometkin.
I thought the pregnancy aspect was handled nicely as well. I tip my hat off to the make up/special effects department for keeping it as realistic as possible stretchmarks and all! I'd also like to point out how it was cool that different sizes of the belly were used for each stage. In many other pregnancy films a character will find out they're pregnant and like a week later look like they're 6 months already.
As a fan I must say I thought Sean O'Donnell definitely delivered (both literally and figuratively) in his first lead role. He has a charming on screen presence and I thought he was not only funny in the comical scenes but also handled the more emotionally driven ones nicely as well. Taking on a role like this also shows he's not afraid to play characters who are unconventional or put into unconventional situations which I think will definitely broaden the horizon for him as an actor. Looking forward to seeing where his young career takes him next! I'm definitely on board for him!
In conclusion 'Mamaboy' is humorous, heartfelt, entertaining and sprinkled with some cheesy goodness. There are even some twist along the way! Props for it also being an original story in a current movie world where everything is either a remake or an upteen sequal. I definitely recommend checking this gem out!-Michael G.
Overall the movie was very interesting. I found Sean's portrayal of his character to be rather well. If you do not buy it, it is definitely worth renting at least.