Rating (2 out of 5)
Summary: “Shiva Baby” is one of the reasons I wanted to start a movie blog. I am hoping that Scott writes his review, which I know will be positive. For the younger generations, this movie probably strikes a chord. However, this movie misses the mark for me.
The heroine, Danielle (Rachel Sennott ), is listless and completely narcissistic. Every action she takes is self-serving. All of this is despite having a family and community that albeit, loud, is supportive.
The general premise has promise. However, a few elements are flimsy, such as an unlocked phone revealing too much. Please, that is so 10 years ago. Then, there was the approach of making them sound more like a thriller versus more comedic didn’t resonate with me. For example, when family members talk around her, the sound effects which I didn’t enjoy.
Actually, the most entertaining part of the movie was the end, when everyone scrunches into the van together. Now that I think about the scene, it is a little “Graduate” esque.
If you are a fan of “Flea Bag” or similar type shows, you are going to enjoy this movie.
Plot: Danielle attends a funeral service, where she comes across an ex-girlfriend, and her sugar-daddy lover, his wife, and his baby.