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Ovum

2015

Comedy / Drama

7.9

Synopsis

A quirky Brooklyn actress tries The Method to approach an Off Broadway role and is drawn into the shady world of egg donation clinics and the characters who populate them.

Director

Matt Ott

Cast

Sonja O'Hara
as Calpurnia Dylan
Rutanya Alda
as Barbara
Jaspal Binning
as Max Singh
Jay Gillespie
as Kelly Cole
Karin Agstam
as Fiona Ryan

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by wiggscm 10 /10

Ineresting premise

Ineresting premise. The acting is first rate. When we first meet the main character I thought this was going to be another oh hum mediocre movie. But this did not turn out to be the case. As the story unfolds we are brought into her life of complexity. The story line is true to life. The supporting characters add to the overall depth of the story. There is just enough spice and byplay to develop the intrigue of the plot. The script is well developed. The flow of lines is true to conversational English without excessive colloquialisms. Mr. Ott demonstrates a unique skill in capturing the vagarities of human life. This story is a wonderful addition to his career portfolio. Well done.

Reviewed by p_francis_mac 8 /10

A flawed, but well executed debut

Ovum is not a conventional indie comedy. Director Matt Ott has drawn on a number of influences in his debut feature to create a tableau of cinematic elements that promise to land him even more exciting projects. Ovum was written by Sonja O'Hara, who also stars in the film as Calpurnia Dylan, a young aspiring actress who decides to sell her eggs at a donation clinic for extra cash. The film then follows Calpurnia through this hilarious and at times, very difficult process.

While O'Hara has a talent for writing and storytelling, her acting leaves much to be desired. The plot of the film adds additional irony to her performance in the lead role, as it provides ample evidence that not everyone can do what they really want to do with their lives. Talent, ambition, circumstances, and luck are all solid elements of having artistic success. Though Calpurnia insists that her egg donation is acting research, it's pretty clear that things aren't going entirely how she imagined.

O'Hara's co-stars shine bright and lift the performance of the lead actress. Katie Morrison is a captivating presence from her first appearance on screen as Calpurnia's serial egg-donating friend. Laura Poe also shines as Calpurnia's donation recipient. Her character is a famous actor desperate to have a child. The relationships between these two characters and Calpurnia is the most interesting part of the film, apart from the music and cinematography, which are both great. The soundtrack is ethereal and sets a thoughtful mood. Ovum is deftly edited in order to maximize its strengths. The darkly comedic nature of the film serves the aesthetic choices very well. The first scene inside the egg donation clinic has a horror feel to it—something sterile and uncomfortable.

Ovum is about the choices we make to get where we want to be in life—to achieve our goals. The film more or less pulls this off, but falls short in the acting category. This seems to be a case where an emotional attachment to the project clouded its vision. One could interpret this as a solid reason why more artistic control should be given to directors in a given project. Art can be ruthless, and most successful directors are just that. Overall, Ovum is great little project with lots of quirks and eccentricities that add to its intriguing plot.

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Notes

Funny that 7 people gave it a 1, while 58 gave it a 10.

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