Watch: 10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up 2020 123movies, Full Movie Online – After Abigail, a single mom of two, becomes pregnant following a one-night stand with Ben, the unlikely pair try to make a go of it..
Plot: After Abigail, a single mom of two, becomes pregnant following a one-night stand with Ben, the unlikely pair try to make a go of it.
Smart Tags: #written_by_director #pregnancy #single_mother #title_directed_by_female #written_and_directed_by_female #real_life_brother_and_sister_playing_brother_and_sister #38_year_old #38_year_old_man #one_night_stand #unplanned_pregnancy #male_and_female_protagonists #pregnant_from_a_one_night_stand
|4.7/10 Votes: 1,243|
|N/A | RottenTomatoes|
|N/A | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 83 Popularity: 6.916 | TMDB|
Poignant and very well acted
With a 70 minute running time you’d think this would be on the short and lightweight side, but the opposite is true. Two very fine lead performances and a grown-up approach to its subject give us a poignant snapshot of a relationship. Things may not work out the way we want them to, but that’s what happens when a film maker tries to give us a slice of life instead of crowd-pleasing cliches. And Galt Niederhoffer deserves particular credit for telling the story with economy. It would have been easy to pad it out with another 10-15 minutes to give it a more conventional running time, but that would have detracted from an intelligent, worthwhile movie.
A Lesson in How Not To Write Characters
This movie has lots of low points. It’s story isn’t great, the acting ranges from fine to terrible and it was obvious shot on a show string budget but it’s biggest issue is the characters.
I can say I didn’t like one character in this movie. The lead woman is such a push over, her best friend seems like a nightmare person, the children are awful but the worst is the lead man.
Jesus Christ this character is a disaster. He is so unlikable and I guess that’s the point but then it frustrates you because the other lead forgives him for unforgivable things. He constantly blows hot and cold for no reason. He can literally say something and then the next sentence is a complete 180 of what he just said. He acts like a 18 year old when he is pushing 50. Like parts of his character could make him interesting if it was clearer how the movie felt about him. Because I felt that from the leads second meeting I would have ran for the hills.
This movie is only 1 hour and 10 minutes long which is super short and I normally like short films but I feel like an extra couple of minutes could have been used to flesh out some of the characters before getting into the main story. We are thrown in the deep end with these people without knowing anything about them. The best friend sets her up on a date and we don’t even get to meet her until half way through the films. Nothing is developed.
It also took it upon its self to deal with Social issues in such a strange way. It will have people make choices about pregnancy and then have other characters scream at them that they are making wrong decisions when it is absolutely nothing to do with them, then they will quickly go back on what they have said because every character in this movie has no motivation for anything apart from the script telling them What to do.
The writer also thought giving characters one ‘quirk’ made up for underwriting them. The lead loves brushing her teeth…? The other lead loves surfing. I just wrote their character descriptions for you in a sentence.
So I would say don’t watch it because I just ended up being Frustrated by it. It could have been cute if they had just spent a bit more time on the script.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 14 min (74 min)
Director Galt Niederhoffer
Writer Galt Niederhoffer
Actors Christina Ricci, Hamish Linklater, Mia Sinclair Jenness
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio N/A
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A