It feels like there’s something special about Babyteeth.
‘Babyteeth’ comes from Shannon Murphy and gives me a Lady Bird vibe. It also has been doing quite well in film festivals with wins at Palm Springs International Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Fest International, and more.
The film follows Milla (Eliza Scanlen), a young teen girl with cancer. It’s hard enough at that age figuring out who you are as a person, but then you add on cancer and it’s a whirlwind of questions. That’s when Milla meets Moses (Toby Wallace) an older small-time drug dealer. The two fall in love and he changes something in her. Its more than just a hairstyle its an attitude change with a live like you have nothing to lose attitude. This, of course, terrifies her parents (Ben Mendelsohn and Essie Davis).
With a light film category due to Coronavirus ‘Babyteeth’ might just be a sleeper award season hit.
‘Babyteeth’ releases in theaters and on demand on June 19, 2020.