DIRECTORS: Carlos Marques-Marcet and Jules Nurrish
2017 | ESP | 111min
Eva (Oona Chaplin) wants a baby. Kat (Natalia Tena) just wants a cat. Looks like complicated waters for this thirtysomething couple living aboard a houseboat in a canal in London.
While Kat is filled with uncertainty about motherhood, the unexpected visit of her straight friend Roger (David Verdaguer) — plus a night of way too many tequila shots — changes her mind. Sort of. The three concoct a plan that involves Roger as the sperm donor. What could go wrong?
Before they know it Eva’s expecting, and Roger’s totally embracing the role of potential baby daddy. What was supposed to be two mommies and a baby is turning into a different form of parenting. One that’s not supposed to include a party dude from Barcelona. No wonder Kat feels more distant.
Anchor and Hope begins as a funny comedy of manners and soon becomes more thoughtful without losing its comic touch. The two female leads are terrific, as is Verdaguer, whose story follows an unconventional arc from horny straight pal to doting dad and is totally believable along the way. The setting of London canal life is appealing as well: urban realism with the requisite romanticism
While the movie takes a sentimental approach to modern love, the situations and emotions are believable. Just the way a good rom-com should be — whatever the participants’ sexuality.
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