A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Teaches the importance of embracing change and taking responsibility, though this is through a character that struggles to do either.
Positive Role Models
Characters without children are shown to be carefree and fun, while those with families are portrayed as sensible and serious. Zoe and Tim deal with their unexpected pregnancy very differently, with Zoe trying to reclaim her past freedom and Tim planning for the future, which goes some way to challenging old-fashioned gender roles.
Violence & Scariness
Moments of mild peril involving tree climbing and the use of a chainsaw. Hospital scenes include an ultrasound, being hooked up to a drip, blood in a bath during birth, and a caesarian section performed behind a sheet. A character is pushed off a platform during a bungee jump, and a dog jumps off a cliff into the ocean (but survives).
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Characters are seen in bed, kissing, and touching in their underwear. A threesome is initiated in a hotel room, but doesn't go beyond kissing. There is passing mention of pornography and masturbation, as well as pregnancy fetish.
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Occasional language includes "f--k" and "s--t," as well as "p---y," "d--k," "a--hole," "piss," and "bloody."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters drink alcohol on a number of occasions and some appear drunk. There are references to drugs and one character takes an ecstasy tablet.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Baby Done is a New Zealand comedy about a couple who unexpectedly fall pregnant and contains sexual references, bad language, drinking, and some drug use. Couple Zoe (Rose Matafeo) and Tim (Matthew Lewis) struggle to adjust to the news that they are to become parents. They react differently, but in a manner that challenges traditional gender stereotypes. There are scenes involving kissing and touching -- including the start of a threesome -- as well as mention of porn, masturbation, and fetishes. Hospital birth scenes include blood and a caesarian section performed behind a sheet. Characters are seen drunk and under the influence of drugs (ecstasy). There is also occasional strong language including "f--k," "s--t," and "p---y." Some scenes involving heights lead to perilous situations that could be unsettling for some. Most of the scenes are played for laughs, but the adult themes and content make the film unsuitable for younger audiences. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
New Zealand comedian Matafeo is warm and likable as Zoe, all denial-driven stubboness and defiant chaos, leaning into the dramatic scenes as hard as the more comfortable comedy territory. The laid-back, low-key relationship with long-term boyfriend Tim (Lewis aka Harry Potter's Neville Longbottom) in Baby Done is sweet and playful, and the actors share a great chemistry that makes it feel easy and believable.
As Zoe gets nearer to the birth, she fights harder against the pregnancy, increasingly determined to load herself up with rucksacks and jet off to compete in an international tree-climbing competition, while simultaneously seeking out the attentions of a creepy "Preggophile" to prove she's still got it. An obvious inevitability hangs in the air, and the movie becomes part will-they-won't they and part reclamation of the woman-child trope, in which our female lead has as much right to a pregnancy "freak-out" as her male counterpart. Intimate, funny, and smartly written, this is a promising second feature from director-to-watch Curtis Vowell.
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