Babyteeth is the most unlikely four star movie of 2020. I don’t prejudge a movie going in and when you find a hidden gem, it’s a fantastic reminder of the impact that movies can have. This is a story about a family, a 16-year-old teenager with cancer, a love between an unlikely pair, and all of it left me in a puddle of emotions. Director Shannon Murphy has made an amazing statement with her first feature and it’s all because nothing about Babyteeth is glossy, in fact, it’s incredibly messy, because life is a mess, especially when the moment can be this fragile. With a collection of great performances and outstanding direction, Babyteeth is the most emotional and powerful coming of age film this year.