Milo also meets Cameron (Ade Otukaya), a famous guitarist, while she is pregnant. At first, Cameron is upset, then he doesn’t mind too much, but when he sees the way she acts around Roger in her more unbalanced moments, he takes a hike as well. Around the same time, she gets in a fight with Noor, so Milo is now alone to figure out where it all went wrong and how she can change to keep her friends. Roger ends up wanting to parent the child alone, which takes Milo some time to understand, but eventually, she does.
“…quite funny and very well written…”
Milkwater is a kind of a coming-of-age story for those with arrested development. It’s set in Brooklyn, where there are a million other people who won’t grow up, either by choice or design. Milo’s journey from selfish to selfless is sometimes painful to watch, but we all know that she needs to take the lumps to become a better person. The film is quite funny and very well written by writer/director Morgan Ignari. Molly Bernard is perfect in the role of Milo. I have met a million Milos, both male and female, and sometimes have been one myself.
Usually, out in the wilds of reality, people don’t turn around until a huge event, like a pregnancy, occurs, so it’s not an unbelievable concept. It also manages to be a movie with a pregnant woman that isn’t entirely about the baby or the father or how wonderful everything is going to be. It’s about the person who’s having the baby and how they grow and change because of it. That’s a unique premise, and I commend Ignari for creating it. If you like movies like Obvious Child, you will love Milkwater, so check it out!
Milkwater screened as part of the Lighthouse International Film Festival.
"…a coming-of-age story for those with arrested development."