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Babyteeth movie review: Poignant, complex Australian drama with Eliza Scanlen – NEWS.com.au

Babyteeth review: Poignant, unexpected Australian drama

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When you hear a movie is a family drama about a dying teen girl, it sets up certain expectations.Babyteeth blows those expectations wide open.
The Australian movie starring Eliza Scanlen (Little Women), Essie Davis and Ben Mendelsohn has a different beat, and a different soul. It doesn’t rely on well-trodden tropes, instead it embraces the quirks that make it unique.
There’s nothing maudlin or sentimental about it, even if the story is moving towards an ending that you know will break your hea…

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