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‘Babes’ review: An infantile comedy in all the right ways

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Michelle Buteau (left) and Ilana Glazer in "Babes."
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Michelle Buteau (left) and Ilana Glazer in "Babes."

Every week, Kristopher Pollard from Milwaukee Film and Radio Milwaukee’s Dori Zori talk about movies — because that’s what you do when you’re Cinebuds.

The comedy subgenre of “oh crap I’m pregnant and not ready to have a baby” is fertile ground. Pun intended. Recent years have brought us the likes of Juno, Knocked Up and Waitress, and to that list we add the focus of this episode: Babes.

It should first be noted that the comedy chops behind this recent release are strong. Ilana Glazer penned the script along with Broad City alum Josh Rabinowitz, Pamela Adlon handled directing duties, and Glazer stars with the similarly wonderful Michelle Buteau. Of course, great talent does not guarantee good results. And R-rated comedy is a tricky area to navigate. So how does this one fare?

Obviously, we’d like you to listen to the full podcast to find out. But we can say, like Glazer’s character in Babes, initial results are positive. Use the player at the top of the page to hear the full review, or find Cinebuds using whatever app your podcasts land in.