Danielle is already dreading meeting her neurotic parents at a family shiva, but what awaits her is far worse than she could have ever imagined.
Following a date with sugar daddy Max, Danielle has to rush to a shiva where she will no doubt be quizzed by relatives about her post-grad plans, or lack thereof. Adding insult to injury, Danielle’s ex-girlfriend, Maya, is in attendance and has just been accepted into law school, an accomplishment that Danielle’s family cannot shut up about. Making matters worse, Max has just unexpectedly arrived with his wife, Kim, and their crying baby. As the day unfolds, Danielle struggles to keep up appearances, fend off pressures from her family, and manage the feelings that linger between her and Maya.
The debut feature from Canadian filmmaker, Emma Seligman, Shiva Baby is a quick-witted, delightfully dark comedy about a young woman trying to navigate the scenic route to adulthood.