People say there's never a perfect time to have a baby. Jackie and Elliot beg to differ. There WILL be a perfect time -- just as soon as they've fixed all their own issues and become the kind of people who won't fuck up their own kids the way their parents fucked them up. In order to ensure this, these two have worked hard to prepare themselves: they've done couples therapy, group therapy, individual therapy, equine therapy, taken RIE classes, infant CPR classes, labor prep classes; they have a doula and have recently baby-proofed the shit out of their house.
They really thought they were ready... until they had a baby shower. When their friends bombard them with war-torn tales of parenting failures and unrealized dreams, Jackie and Elliot begin to second-guess themselves. They realize that if they want to break their cycles of dysfunction once and for all, they'll have to confront their deepest fears and greatest shortcomings head-on. So with less than a month until their due date, they embark on a madcap mission to do exactly that.
This crusade will push them to the edge of sanity, forcing them to do battle with themselves, each other, their friends and even their families. And when the smoke clears, they'll either be the world's greatest parents... or they'll be institutionalized.DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT
My dear friend and creative partner-in-crime, Jess Weixler, was pregnant with her first child last year. I'd recently become a father myself, and we were both asking ourselves big questions like: "What does it mean to be a parent?" "How will this new responsibility affect us as artists?" "Are we going to make ALL the same mistakes our parents did?" And most significantly... "Are we READY to become adults?" So we decided to take all this existential exploration and head back to our indie roots to make a movie about it. We assembled a team of rock-star friends and collaborators and shot the film in 7 1/2 days on a shoestring budget. The resulting movie is one that we are very proud of -- a scrappy, punk rock, midlife-crisis comedy that serves as both an immediate and true (if somewhat hyperbolized) snapshot of a potent turning point in our lives. - Joshua Leonard.