Antibirth (2017)

Natasha Lyonne in ANTIBIRTH - photo by Marni Grossman4
Natasha Lyonne gets some pre-natal care in Antibirth

So we are in the part of the USA known to us Brits as the Flyover, where Lou (Natasha Lyonne) and Sadie (Chloe Sevigny) spend any time they are not working dead-end jobs getting bombed. Problem with that kind of lifestyle is that Lou finds herself up the duff and can’t remember when it happened or who the dad is and the baby bump has developed a strange affinity with the microwave. Sound a bit like a trailer park Rosemary’s Baby?

Natasha Lyonne and Chloe Sevigny in ANTIBIRTH - photo by R~1
At home with Lou and Sadie, my kind of girls

Well not quite because Lou is a remarkably sharp, if foul-mouthed wit, a stoned and sweary punk Joan Rivers, making Antibirth a feast of witty barbed dialogue to top off a small but suitably gross and gungey dose of body horror, even if much of the reasoning behind the plot is a bit confused.

There’s also a nice performance by Meg Tilly as Lorna the only woman who has any idea what is going on with Lou’s pregnancy even if she is completely bats.

It certainly pays to have the best healthcare plan

Sharp, sassy and a bit gooey I give Antibirth a 555/666

Antibirth (cert.15) is released on Digital 27 March and DVD 10 April 2017 in the UK

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