When Zoe (Rose Matafeo of Funny Girls fame) and Tim (Matthew Lewis, yes the dude from Harry Potter) find out they are having a baby, they resolve to not let parenthood change them. Tim runs towards being a dad, while Zoe runs away from being a mum. Terrified that her life won’t be her own anymore, Zoe is still determined to tick off a list of their wildest dreams before the baby arrives. Zoe’s increasing denial about her impending birth pushes her, and her relationship, to the limit.
The film is based off writer Sophie Henderson’s real experience with her husband, and director of the film Curtis Vowell, when they got pregnant. Here’s a few quotes to explain their situation:
“My way of coping when I got pregnant was to write this film. I was terrified of becoming a mum and losing myself so tried to live nine months like it was my last,” explained Henderson. “My hope is that Baby Done surprises and delights its audiences, pushing their limit of what’s acceptable for a pregnant woman to do. I was not a well-behaved pregnant woman and this is not a well-behaved film.”
Vowell added: “We were excited to have a baby, but we were also completely and utterly unprepared. The unknown of how we were going to prepare for a child and what impact it would have on our lives began to sink in and we basically freaked out! We realised so many people must have similar reactions to falling pregnant – and perhaps there’s a story in that.”
The film is from executive producer Taika Waititi and the team behind Hunt for the Wilderpeople and The Breaker Upperers so be prepared for hilarious roller-coaster ride across famous New Zealand backdrops.
Releasing in cinemas near you on 22nd October 2020