Centers on conceptual artist Tina (Reiner), when she introduces her eight-month pregnant art school rival (Hendricks) to her non-traditional surrogate Kiki (Camp). The truth comes out and the patriarchy fights to hang on.

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Marianna Palka

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Risa Mickenberg
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Christina Hendricks ... Karen
Alysia Reiner ... Tina
David Alan Basche ... Don / Karen's husband
Anna Camp ... Kiki / surrogate
Gbenga Akinnagbe ... Wayne / Tina's husband
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Tina is a New York artist whose husband, Wayne lives off her money and success. They invite her eight-months pregnant art school rival, Karen, a housewife and perfect wife and power hungry, new-money husband, Don to their Brooklyn loft, surprising them with Tina's new work-in-progress: a radical alternative to motherhood. Tina who is having a child via a surrogate, tells Karen that she couldn't stand having someone hanging off her breast all day. Karen retaliates that being pregnant makes her feel like a celebrity, and that she's sorry for people who don't have children. When the sensuous, non-traditional surrogate, Kiki arrives, the truth comes out, and the patriarchy fights to hang on by its teeth. And a tough debate broke out between ex-girlfriends, in which everyone tried to defend their opinion about surrogate motherhood. They reveal secrets.

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Variety reported in July 2017 that Alysia Reiner, Christina Hendricks and Anna Camp have come on board motherhood comedy "Egg" with shooting set for that summer in New York from indie film production company Over Easy See more »

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Tina: Just 'coz someone's loving and giving doesn't mean they're not doing it for selfish reasons.
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meh, a comedy this isn't
25 February 2021 | by yipsneySee all my reviews

I didn't get it. It was decently acted, I guess. I didn't agree with or at times even understand what was being talked about. I mainly watched it for Christina Hendricks. If this was a comedy it was as unfunny as one could get. I also found it quite hard to believe that a man would buy a building in the east village and it would be rent controlled for $415/mo. That wasn't a major plot point, it was just something else I just didn't get. What year does this take place? I strongly disliked the men in this movie and the surrogate, her five phases made no sense and her reason for existing seemed to be for the pleasure of men. Her character struck as one that would sympathize with sexual predators.


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29 March 2019 (UK) See more »

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New Rochelle, New York, USA See more »

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