SHIVA BABY is in a bonkers indie coming-of-age comedy about finding yourself even if that means it has to happen in the midst of a family gathering. Danielle returns home for a funeral and runs into a few people from her past and present that she did not expect to be there.
shi·va /ˈSHēvə/ noun A period of seven days’ formal mourning for the dead, beginning immediately after the funeral.
sug·ar ba·by /ˈSHo͝oɡər , ˈbābē/ noun A young female or male who is financially pampered/cared for by a sugar daddy or sugar mama in exchange for companionship (i.e. sexual favors).
The debut film by Emma Seligman, SHIVA BABY makes delightfully discomforting work with a perfectly simple premise –at a Jewish funeral service with her parents, a college student runs into her sugar daddy – leading to one of the best new comedies of the year, one that lovingly skewers tradition with piles of cringe.
If you liked SLUT IN A GOOD WAY or BOOKSMART you will love this film!!!