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Babyteeth (2020)Babyteeth (2020)

Babyteeth (2020)

A quirky romance with a dark underbelly

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4

movie

Australia

English

Dark, Quirky, Weird

2020

Female director, Shannon Murphy

Andrea Demetriades, Arka Das, Ben Mendelsohn

118 min

Synopsis

A terminally ill teen upsets her parents when she falls in love with a small-time drug dealer.

Our Take

7.4
Bilal Zouheir

This artistic Australian coming-of-age drama stars Eliza Scanlen (Little Women, Sharp Objects) as Milla, a teen from a dysfunctional family. The father is a psychologist and the mother suffers from depression, so he medicates her under the table. Meanwhile, Milla, a 16 year old, starts dating a charismatic almost-homeless 24 year old drug dealer. Unusual circumstances make the family tolerate the relationship in this story where every character feels like the main one. 

If you’re looking for something different, you will love Babyteeth. Something happens to Milla in the 10 minute mark that descriptions and reviews online all mention – but is definitely a spoiler. Just know that it’s not all romance and coming-of-age, there is slow-burning darkness to this movie. 

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