Babysplitters (Review)


Written and directed by Sam Friedlander
The final flick of the 2019 CAAMFest evening was Babysplitters, complete with actors Danny Pudi, Emily C. Chang, and writer/director Sam Friedlander in attendance. It was also the best film of the night! Babysplitters is about a modern American couple trying to weigh their aging biological clocks, desires to have children, yet apprehension of giving up their free time and lack of savings. It’s like a laundry list of all the reasons why people claim Millennials aren’t having kids.

Jeff and Sarah Penaras (Danny Pudi and Emily C. Chang) are getting older and making excuses for why they aren’t with kids yet. Jeff is stuck at a great paying job he hates, while meter-maid Sarah spends her time getting into arguments with angry parkers. Their social circle has dwindled as their friends all have kids and disappear, to the point where their only regular hangout partners are fellow childless couple Don and Taylor Small (Eddie Alfano and Maiara Walsh). Jeff comes up with an idea about a startup that lets people split babies. We’re not going King Solomon on this baby, it’s more like a time share. This idea starts to grow on him, and mix one part a couple with reservations and one part a couple with a medical impossibility to have a baby, and you got yourself a baby sharing arrangement!
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The Starving Games gets its Katniss!

Hunger Games Snow Shirt

As we reported before, Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer are gearing up for their Hunger Games “spoof”, The Starving Games. Casting has been announced and the film begins shooting next week. Hey, isn’t the end of the world supposed to happen soon? Naw, couldn’t be related.

Cast as Kantmiss Evershot is Maiara Walsh, who grew up too poor to afford the surgery require to remove the extra vowels from her name. Brant Daugherty will play the fake Gale. No words on the other cast members at this time. I do applaud Seltzerberg for not going with the easy “Katpiss” joke name, but fully expect an even worse parody film to use that one in the near future.

I’m sure this Seltzerberg joint will live up to the high marks of quality set by the predecessors Meet the Spartans and Disaster Movie.

via THR
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