DVD Review: ‘Nasty Baby’ Captures Kristen Wiig’s Indie Spirit

Now out on DVD, Nasty Baby continues director Sebastián Silva’s passion for unpredictable storytelling. As proven in his previous films. Silva’s ability to craft visually arresting films with a shoestring budget, as witnessed by his previous works Crystal Fairy & The Magical Cactus is also on display in this New York shot movie.

The story centers on Freddy (Silva), a Brooklyn artist who is determined to have a baby with his boyfriend (TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe). Kristen Wiig is their close friend Polly who agrees to help them create a family. What begins as a rather funny and off the cuff domestic comedy turns into a completely different story altogether. After the trio have a physically threatening encounter with their annoying neighbor, a guy who’s simply known as “The Bishop” (Reg E. Cathey), their journey explores much darker territory. The movie also continues Wiig’s excellent work in the independent cinema arena, the movie comes on the heels of The Skeleton Twins and The Diary of a Teenage Girl.

Special features on the DVD include an engaging audio commentary with Silva, Wiig, and Adebimpe (one can tell they’re all close friends) and a 14-minute featurette on the making of the film. Thankfully, the featurette doesn’t have the predictable talking head interviews that afflict most behind the scenes segments. Instead, fans of Nasty Baby will get a true feel for Silva’s creative aesthetic.





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