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PREGGOLAND

RUNTIME: 109 min.

GENRE: Comedy

CAST: Sonja Bennett, James Caan, Danny Trejo, Paul Campbell

DIRECTOR: Jacob Tierny

SYNOPSIS: Ruth (Sonja Bennett) leads a fairly typical teenage life: she lives with her dad (James Caan), works as a cashier at the local grocery store, parties hard with drugs and alcohol, and frequently stays out – and sleeps in – late. The only problem is that Ruth is thirty-five years old! She no longer has anything in common with her friends, all of whom are at various stages of pregnancy or parenthood and are openly critical of Ruth's wild lifestyle. After her drunken behavior at a friend’s baby shower, she is promptly and unceremoniously defriended. When Ruth's sister Hillary – their Dad’s favored daughter – announces she is trying to have a baby, Ruth spontaneously (and falsely) blurts out that she is already pregnant. Though she quickly tries to back out of the lie, after being warmly re-embraced by her friends and given special treatment by her coworkers and family, it becomes far too attractive to keep up the farce. The situation gets worse when Ruth enlists the help of a co-worker, Pedro (Danny Trejo), who knows the truth but is prepared to back her story if she helps him keep his job. A sharply-written and entertaining comedic tale with enormous spirit and heart, PREGGOLAND is a hilarious look at our societal obsession with babies and pregnancy, and what happens when it’s finally time to grow up.