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Film Review: ‘Breastmilk’

12 May 2014 11:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

An ecstatic montage of lactating nipples, squirting and spraying their nutrient-rich fluids to a soaring performance of “Casta diva,” is the jaw-dropping visual highlight of “Breastmilk.” Fortunately, the rest of Dana Ben-Ari’s gently affecting and insightful first feature adopts a less comically confrontational approach, achieving a remarkable intimacy with a diverse cast of new mothers dealing with the challenges, rewards, misconceptions and anxieties associated with natural feeding. Released in theaters just in time for Mother’s Day, though likely to reach its widest audience in home formats, this refreshingly frank, matter-of-fact documentary should inform and resonate with moms and dads (but mostly moms) who will undoubtedly bring their own experiences to the table.

For those who have never beheld the sight of a woman’s breast expressing milk, much less being vigorously pumped, “Breastmilk” will satisfy their curiosity and then some. In addition to giving us the aforementioned montage »

- Justin Chang

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