Starring: Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf, Ellen Burstyn, Molly Parker, Sarah Snook, Iliza Schlesinger, Benny Safdie, Jimmy Fails
Netflix drama directed by Kornél Mundruczó. The story follows Martha and Sean Carson (Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf), a couple on the verge of parenthood whose lives change irrevocably during a home birth at the hands of a flustered midwife, Eve (Molly Parker), who faces charges of criminal negligence. Then begins a year-long odyssey for Martha, who must navigate her grief while working through fractious relationships with her husband, and her domineering mother, Elizabeth (Ellen Burstyn), along with the publicly vilified midwife whom she must face in court.
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We’ll add the best quotes once the movie is released and we’ve had a chance to watch it, but for now here’s a small selection.
Martha: [listening to the sonogram] She sounds really good. Hi, baby.
Martha: I wanted to stay at home. I wanted the baby to decide when she wanted to come.
Martha: My daughter came into this world, for the time that she did. And I can’t bring her back.
Medical Examiner: In sixty, seventy percent of these cases, we rarely find a satisfactory explanation. Certain things, medically, we just don’t have answers for. I’m very sorry for your loss.
Martha: Thank you.
Sean’s Colleague: How is Martha?
Sean: Martha’s fine. She’s always fine.
Elizabeth: Have you decided to go to the trial? It’s the right thing to do, honey.
Martha: Because you say it is?
Elizabeth: She has to pay for her incompetence.
Elizabeth: We need some justice here!
Martha: No! You need.
Elizabeth: You have to face this.
Martha: I am facing this! I am facing it! I am facing this!
Sean: Why are you trying to disappear my kid?
Martha: Because we don’t have a kid.
Martha: Who cares about what they think? This is about me. This is about my life. This is me.
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