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A near college graduate, Danielle, gets paid by her sugar daddy and rushes to meet her neurotic parents at a family shiva. Upon arrival, she is accosted by various estranged relatives about her appearance and lack of post-grad plans, while her confident ex-girlfriend, Maya, is applauded by everyone for getting into law school. Danielle’s day takes an unexpected turn when her sugar daddy, Max, arrives at the shiva with his accomplished wife, Kim, and crying baby. As the day unfolds, Danielle struggles to keep up different versions of herself, fend off pressures from her family and confront her insecurities without completely losing it.
Dir: Emma Seligman / 2021 / US / 77 min
“Shiva Baby is an assured and impressively choreographed debut that gets funnier with every new complication.” — Katie Rife, AV Club
“Shiva Baby is a marvel and will pull you to the end of your seat.” — Kristy Puchko, The Playlist
“[Emma] Seligman packs so many awkward interactions into Shiva Baby that it never feels like it runs out of comic potential. Sennott’s performance is equally impressive.” — Monica Castillo, RogerEbert.com