Kate teaches a bicycle maintenance class. She is pregnant and does not want to wait three weeks for an abortion, so she tries a parsley diet recommended by her herbalist friend Chloe. All ... See full summary »
Kate teaches a bicycle maintenance class. She is pregnant and does not want to wait three weeks for an abortion, so she tries a parsley diet recommended by her herbalist friend Chloe. All of Kate's friends are envious of her boyfriend Ollie, "The King of Contraception", and urge her to tell him about her pregnancy. But Kate wonders if she should leave Ollie. Written by
I attended an opening day screening in Toronto. I gave it a ten. I had some tension going into it because of the humor the movie draws from its lead character using parsley as a home remedy for pregnancy. But my own politics aside, I had to admit the film was well done and generates a strong sense of place. The presentation caused me to let down my guard and just get into the story. Even though I think the main character is the type to run screaming from, I had some empathy for many of her feelings as the people around her inadvertently "rub it in." What made the film outstanding for me was the control of craft the writer-director Andrea Dorfman displayed. I look forward to more features from her.
If you liked New Waterford Girl and Chasing Amy, see Parsley Days.
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