INFINITY BABY

USA, 2017 (MIFF 2017, International,North America)

Director: Bob Byington

INFINITY BABY

Kieran Culkin, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally and Kevin Corrigan star in cult director Bob Byington's comedic broadside on the absurdities of millennial manhood.

Ben (Kieran Culkin) is having a hard time settling down. Bouncing from relationship to relationship, he bores easily, leading prospective partners on until a run-in with his domineering mother (Megan Mullally) sends them packing. Meanwhile, at work, he's in charge of selling Infinity Babies, a genetic experiment gone wrong, where people addicted to dependence can buy a baby that never ages. But when two of his sales reps go rogue and take an Infinity Baby for themselves, Ben is forced to come face-to-face with the terrifying spectre of his own maturity.

Slacker comedy meets near-future dystopia in Infinity Baby, the latest acid-tongued offering from festival favourite/perennial eccentric Bob Byington (7 Chinese Brothers, MIFF 2015). Starring a who's who of American indie comedy and with a delightfully offbeat script from Onur Tukel, Infinity Baby is character study, thought experiment and snark-filled treatise all in one – but always one hundred percent pure Byington.


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