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There is truth in this story, even if the ending becomes unwieldy.
Egg shows the Scottish actor-director’s continuing ability to ground her films with strong character work and a buoyant sense of humor.
It may poke fun at Karen and Tina, but it never says that their choices around motherhood aren’t valid and deserving of happiness. Its ultimate sympathy for these women may be at odds with earlier jabs at them, but it creates an empathetic space that is surprisingly emotionally satisfying.
There’s much truth and food for thought contained within even the most over-the-top moments.
The Hollywood Reporter
After a creaky start, Egg comes through with terrific performances from Reiner and especially Hendricks, and with some scenes of piercing honesty.
Los Angeles Times
With “Good Dick,” “Bitch” and now Egg, Palka has established herself as a fearless voice exploring all kinds of feminine instincts, basic or not.
The Film Stage
Egg throws a bunch of interesting ideas at the wall, hoping one will stick. Its most profound moments are the genuine ones between Tina and Karen, when the film isn’t trying to shock and provoke with dry satire that occasionally misses the mark.
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