The Hollywood Reporter: 'Ninjababy': Film Review | SXSW 2021
By Yngvild Sve Flikke
When Rakel (23), way too late, finds out she’s six months pregnant after a not-so-romantic one-night stand, her world changes. Her boyfriend, who’s not the father, is kind of ok with her having a baby. But Rakel is absolutely not ready to be a mother. Since abortion is no longer an option, adoption is the only answer. That’s when Ninjababy, an animated character who insists on making Rakel’s everyday life a living hell, turns up. He climbs out from her note book, jumps into her tea cup, and keeps reminding her what a terrible person she is.
Norway’s Yngvild Sve Flikke delivers an amusing and thoughtful story about a surprise pregnancy.