BABES – Review by Rachel West

There’s the family you’re born into and your chosen family, made up of the friends you hold near and dear. In director Pamela Adlon’s Babes, female friendship and the support that comes from your chosen family is front and centre in her surprisingly sweet and touching directorial debut. Co-written by and starring Broad City alum Ilana Glazer and Survival of The Thickest’s Michelle Buteau, Babes delivers more than one might expect from an unplanned pregnancy comedy.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK May 17, 2024 – BABES

Pamela Adlon may be a Gen Xer herself, but she proves that she genuinely understands Millennials in her feature directorial debut, Babes. With its sometimes crude, sometimes sweet script co-written by uber-Millennial comedian Ilana Glazer (who also co-stars), Adlon’s New York City-set comedy follows main characters Eden (Glazer) and Dawn (Michelle Buteau) as they authentically navigate the messy glory of adult life, from motherhood and marriage to friendship and self care.

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