The Surrogate
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The Surrogate

October 14

Jasmine Batchelor gives a riveting, raw performance in Jeremy Hersh's propulsive examination of tough questions.

20/21 Hop Film

Jess Harris (Jasmine Batchelor, The Good Fight), a 29-year-old web designer for a nonprofit in Brooklyn, is ecstatic to be the surrogate and egg-donor for her best friend Josh (Chris Perfetti, Looking) and his husband Aaron (Sullivan Jones, Slave Play). Twelve weeks into the pregnancy, a prenatal test comes back with unexpected results that pose a moral dilemma. Very much a thought-provoking drama about parenting, The Surrogate is also a wrenching depiction of the ways in which challenging experiences can shatter the loving friendships of chosen families. 

"There are no movie-of-the-week histrionics here, and zero moralizing, even on the abortion option — just perceptive, thoroughly absorbing, granular adult drama based on difficult questions to which there are no right or wrong answers, let alone easy ones. Hersh achieves something rare by drawing a milieu that conveys woke liberal ease and privilege — the glimpses of upscale Brooklyn bars, brunch hangouts, restaurants, yoga studios and spacious apartments are quite telling — but creating a situation in which viewers from any background will be forced to mull how they might respond in similar circumstances." —The Hollywood Reporter. 
D: Jeremy Hersh, US, 2020, 1h33m

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