Terry Hunter reviews BABYTEETH

Summer blockbuster films may begin showing in movie theaters in late July, but in the meantime, you can find good small independent features opening online. A good example is BABYTEETH, a coming of age film from Australia. The film is the powerful, bittersweet story of a terminally ill 16-year-old girl who intends to live as fully as possible in whatever time she has left. When she falls for a 23-year-old drug addict, her parents are horrified and try unsuccessfully to keep them apart. BABYTEETH is the kind of well written, beautifully acted film that can make you feel grateful to be alive. It’s got scenes of anguish and pain but- also moments of grace and sweetness. At its center is a wise young woman who doesn’t pretend she’s going to recover and demands to experience everything she can. ($6.99 on Amazon Prime, Vudu, & YouTube) terryhunter70@hotmail.com

Terry Hunter reviews BABYTEETH