‘Nasty Baby’ Opens in Select Cinemas Today!

Kristen Wiig’s latest film to hit theaters is Nasty Baby, and it opens in select cinemas today! The film follows three New Yorkers who are over-the-moon about their friendship and singularly focused on the woman becoming a surrogate for her gay-couple BFFs. Kristen stars as the woman, Polly, alongside writer-director Sebastian Silva, Tunde Adebimpe and Alia Shawcat. Nasty Baby premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year to polarizing reviews, but is currently sitting at a 67% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes.com. Read a few review excerpts below. Go see the movie if you have the chance, the rest of us will have to catch Nasty Baby on demand when it’s released on October 30.

LA Weekly: “As for Wiig, the off-kilter comedian has been leaning toward drama for years, which is as big a waste of her talents as asking an opera singer to rap. […] We want her big and loud, and here she finally splits the difference between SNL caricature and square, creating a woman who’s desperate, obnoxious, loving and complex — i.e., that rarest of movie creatures, a real girl.”

The Playlist: “It’s also nice to see Wiig at this speed and in this style — she is at home in this world, still funny, but adapting her cadence and tone to the environment.”

The Wrap: “With Freddy being mercurial and Mo often impenetrably low-key, Wiig’s Polly is the film’s appealing character. (It must be said, though, that all the actors have an easy, sweet chemistry.) It’s refreshing to see Wiig finally play a role that comes across as an actual human being, as opposed to her recent parade of sulky, mentally unstable characters. Polly isn’t “Bridesmaids” funny, nor is she “Hateship Loveship” blank; she’s just a friend who’s winningly unremarkable, if occasionally juvenile.”

The Hollywood Reporter: “The performances by Kristen Wiig, Sebastian Silva and Tunde Adebimpe are naturalistic, accessible and likable; there’s no heavy thespian-style acting going on here.”