‘Ninjababy’ Review: A Raunchy and Warm-Hearted Gender-Swapped Spin on ‘Knocked Up’

‘Ninjababy’ Review: A Raunchy and Warm-Hearted Gender-Swapped Spin on ‘Knocked Up’
It’s Rakel’s (Kristine Kujath Thorp) best friend and roommate Ingrid (Tora Christine Dietrichson) who first notices that something is amiss. Rakel is suddenly ravenous for fruit juice, averse to anything smelly, and she’s definitely gained some weight. The twentysomething Norwegian pals like to have their fun, but Rakel seems particularly wild — an opening animation that maps out the girls’ apartment points to Ingrid’s pin-neat bedroom, compared to Rakel’s “trash-o-rama” room — but who cares? Rakel might be a little spacey and immature, but she’s only in charge of herself. …Right?

By the time Rakel wises up to the reason behind her weight gain and weird cravings in Yngvild Sve Flikke’s “Ninjababy,” it’s far too late to do anything about it. Playing like something of a gender-swapped “Knocked Up” — imagine if it was Seth Rogen’s weed-smoking, shiftless Ben who was pregnant in Judd Apatow’s comedy,
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