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Babyteeth

Babyteeth

  • Directed by Shannon Murphy
  • Starring Eliza Scanlen, Ben Mendelsohn, Essie Davis, Toby Wallace, Emily Barclay, Andrea Demetriades
  • Australia | 118mins | 2019 | rated (15)

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1h 58m

Powerfully acted and sensitively directed, Babyteeth offers audiences a coming-of-age story that's messier - and more rewarding - than most.

When seriously ill teenager Milla (Eliza Scanlen, Little Women, Sharp Objects) falls madly in love with small time drug dealer Moses (Toby Wallace), 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.

In her feature debut, Shannon Murphy offers the same dark absurdity as her work on Killing Eve side by side with the bright, Australian sun making everything look a touch more lurid, like a holiday postcard. Babyteeth offers us life, amplified.