Baby Bump 2015
1h 29min | Drama | 3 June 2016 (Poland)
11-year-old Mickey House is no longer a child. But who is he? He doesn’t know. He’s friendless. He doesn’t understand his mother. He hates what’s happening to his body. Reality and imagination come together in a toxic mix. Events escalate to extremes… at home and at school. Mickey has to find the strength within him to put a stop to what’s begun. Where will his encounter with his own maturing body take him? Growing up… not for kids.
Extremely bizarre humor and surrealism envelop this coming-of-age Polish comedy like a chicken’s foreskin. It takes the confusion of an 11 year old boy whose body and mind are starting to change, and ups it to eleven with deliriously surreal and fearlessly graphic visual humor. The movie is structured like a Möbius strip of themes and images, a variety of fears, dreams, confusions and fantasies in the boy’s mind as well as various experiences at school, some of which will be very confusing at first but which slowly and gradually make more sense as the movie progresses, but the rest seem to be spliced into the movie only for their strange whimsical humor. There’s his new confused thoughts revolving around his hot mother who still treats him like a kid, except the boys at school all have the hots for her. There are many bodily fluids, inappropriate erections, and worst of all, his ears seem to be sticking out more and more. A precocious girl at school has a filthy mouth and is somehow way too adult for her age, he is running a business involving the selling of urine, his mom’s flings seem really perverse and disturbing, and he has dreams and daydreams involving him as an innocent cartoon mouse with huge ears being eaten by his mother. In addition, for some strange reason, there is much surreal ado about pregnancy, gender, castration, eggs and a chicken. This movie doesn’t choke the chicken, it decapitates it. Thoughts on solving his problems often involve surgery, horrifying or bloody home experiments, and scary mutations. Definitely a one-of-a-kind confusing, colorful and quirky movie.
Director: Kuba Czekaj
Writer: Kuba Czekaj
Stars: Kacper Olszewski, Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Caryl Swift
Language: Polish | English
Release Date: 3 June 2016 (Poland)
Also Known As: Drumul spre adolescenta
Filming Locations: Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland