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A Mouthful of Air (2021)

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Julie Davis writes bestselling children's books about unlocking your fears, but has yet to unlock her own. When her daughter is born, that trauma is brought to the fore, and with it, a crushing battle to survive.

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For a film so grounded in a real-life issue, the movie doesn't work to make its characters feel human or its world feel real, blunting the emotional impact it could have had.

November 1, 2021 | Full Review…

Amanda Seyfried is heartbreaking in A Mouthful of Air, a harrowing story about postpartum depression...

October 29, 2021 | Full Review…

The film is too haunted by helplessness to risk feeling didactic, but this is unambiguously a message movie, and the message is that you can't argue with brain chemistry.

October 28, 2021 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

"A Mouthful of Air" aspires to show how depression can sully even the loveliest of scenes. The scenes the movie chooses, however, play like a parody of white privilege...

October 28, 2021 | Full Review…

Seyfried's performance is a revelation.

October 28, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It often seems like vital narrative pieces of "A Mouthful of Air" have been left on the cutting-room floor, and the result is a frustrating insubstantiality that's exacerbated by the story's lack of forward momentum.

October 28, 2021 | Full Review…
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