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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Excellent acting but a hugely depressing movie
21 August 2019 | by kristen_225See all my reviews

I've seen all of the actors in other movies before and I wasn't disappointed to see them now, but I cannot get by the fact that everyone in this movie was completely selfish. I watch movies to escape real life, the last thing I need to see is people being horrible to each other and claiming to actually love them while doing it. What a depressing state if this is how Hollywood sees us


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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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