Ed Helms (The Hangover), Patti Harrison (A Simple Favour), Rosalind Chao (Mulan), Anna Konkle (Plus One), Evan Jonigkeit (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot), Tig Notaro (Instant Family), Sufe Bradshaw (Dance Flick), Nora Dunn (Tag), Fred Melamed (Shiva Baby), Jo Firestone (Vanilla), Terri Hoyos (Town & Country), Julio Torres (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Nikole Beckwith (Stockholm, Pennsylvania), director, writer; Anthony Brandonisio (Bottled Up) and Tim Headington (The Rum Diary), producers; Alex Somers (Captain Fantastic), composer; Frank Barrera (Dog Days), cinematographer; Annette Davey (Waitress), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Matt (Helms), a single man in his 40s, decides to hire young loner Anna (Harrison) to be his gestational surrogate, so that he can raise a child as a solo parent. As the pregnancy develops, Matt and Anna form a special bond that forces them to confront their perceptions of connection…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Comedic actors Ed Helms and Patti Harrison form an unlikely but endearing platonic friendship in this muted, sweet comedy-drama that sets itself apart from most other pregnancy movies.