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Watch: Baby Teeth is a coming of age flick with a dark undertone

Baby Teeth is an Australian coming of age comedy film that has had good reviews – but have those reviewers got it right? 


Milla is a young girl undergoing cancer treatment who meets a young homeless drug addict and they become friends. This freaks out Milla’s parents who are already struggling to cope with her illness. The film traces this unlikely friendship and the huge impact it has on everyone. 


Powerful, emotional and beautifully nuanced performances by everyone in this film make it a delight to watch. Its young stars Eliza Scanlen and Toby Wallace are excellent, Essie Davis and Ben Mendelsohn portray a loving but idiosyncratic couple superbly.

9 out of 10 for acting. 


Incredibly well written with a rich and absorbing mixture of comedy and heart warming moments but also not afraid to create some dark moments. A very realistic and touching story. 

8 out of 10 for story 


Beautifully shot in many ways, but the use of slow focus pulls and the occasional use of unsteady shots to convey fly on the wall moments at times proved distracting. 

7 out of 10 for cinematography 


The whole look of this film was sublime, in particular the family home which provided a stunning focus for much of the action. 

8 out of 10 for sets and costumes .


Despite occasional slow patches, this is a beautifully told story with curious twists, well developed characters played by a very talented cast. 

8 out of 10 for entertainment value 


Adding all those scores means Baby Teeth gets an average of 8 out of ten. 


Starring: Eliza Scanlen, Toby Wallace, Essie Davis, Ben Mendelsohn   
Directed by: Shannon Murphy  
Duration: 120 minutes

In New Zealand Cinemas 29th October 2020 



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