Jul 21, 20 Babyteeth


When seriously ill teenager Milla falls madly in love with small-time drug dealer Moses, it’s her parents’ worst nightmare. But as Milla’s first brush with love brings her a new lust for life, things get messy and traditional morals go out the window. Milla soon shows everyone in her orbit – her parents, Moses, a sensitive music teacher, a budding child violinist, and a disarmingly honest, pregnant neighbour – how to live like you have nothing to lose. What might have been a disaster for the Finlay family instead leads to letting go and finding grace in the glorious chaos of life. Babyteeth joyously explores how good it is not to be dead yet and how far we will go for love.


Thanks to Universal Pictures Australia



This Australian film is funny, quirky, heart-warming, and heart-breaking –  the on screen chemistry and electricity between the young lovers is so remarkable and unlike any love story ever put to film. The actors were phenomenal and absorbing and played their parts perfectly well. I was laughing one scene and crying the next.

So ‘Babyteeth’ is primarily a love story on one hand and a tragic family drama on the other with a bunch of comic circumstances and scenarios thrown in and juxtaposed with the love, loss, addiction, disfunction, and dieing portrayed in the film. Please don’t think it’s dark comedy or similar. This is a serious film first. Direction, casting, acting, everything was perfect and spot on.

This film will elicit a lot of emotions….happy at times , sad others, and then flat out sadness sorrow and crying at the end. The plot/theme is nothing new but the way the director Shannon Murphy kept each scene simple – focusing on keeping the dialog minimal and the chemistry and character development and interaction maximised, it certainly breathed new life and not cliché.

Take the time to see this picture….it won’t disappoint. The subject matter may be bleak,but you have never seen it like this and as tearful as it may be, it’s so worth watching and experiencing the emotions for yourself

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