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Good Newwz

By Kat Halstead, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Slick Bollywood comedy about IVF has adult themes.

Movie NR 2019 132 minutes
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From the camera panning across the Mumbai cityscape scored by contemporary music to the odd couple dynamics and the juvenile sex jokes, this is a modern romcom with universal appeal. Bolstered by Bollywood stars Kumar and Kapoor, and with equally strong performances from Dosanjh and Advani, the slick, farcical comedy keeps up the pace from start to finish. The characters are familiar. Kumar and Kapoor are the stylish city workaholics who have become completely disconnected from those outside their high-flying lifestyle. Meanwhile Dosanjh and Advani get to have a little more fun with their larger-than-life Punjabi characters, whose incorrect use of English brings the other Batras great amusement.

Tracking the pregnancies side by side, Good Newwz offers a poignant disparity between the way the couples communicate, entering well-trodden territory about priorities and what's important in life. This allows for some heartwarming and tear-jerking scenes -- particularly toward the end of the movie. Physical gags are as well executed as one-liners, and energy resonates from all four main actors. Supporting characters are equally well drawn, particularly IVF doctors Anand and Sandhya Joshi (Adil Hussain and Tisca Chopra). The two main song and dance numbers are vibrant, colorful, and full of personality, which perfectly sums up this Bollywood hit.

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