WHAT I WATCHED AT IFC: NASTY BABY

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By Conor Riley

Some movies just won’t leave you alone after you watch them, and a full two weeks after I saw Sebastián Silva’s Nasty Baby at IFC, I still can’t get it out of my head. Silva directs and stars opposite Tunde Adebimpe (yes, the dude from TV on the Radio and Rachel Getting Married) and Kristen Wiig, as the trio (Silva and Adebimpe’s characters Freddy and Mo are in a long-term relationship, while Wiig plays Freddy’s BFF Polly) attempt to conceive a child in modern-day Brooklyn. Nasty Baby is what I like to call a slow burn, with the film quietly building up to a jarring third act tone-shift that will either make you love the entire thing even more (me), or abandon any and all empathy for the three main characters (for some I’m sure it will be a combination of the two). The film was shot in a few short weeks last year on location in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, and the script was actually a 25 page outline of scenes, with the dialogue almost completely improvised by the actors. Nasty Baby is now playing at IFC and Nighthawk in Brooklyn. Go see it!

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