Vivi, at age 39, desperately wants to have a child, and is consulting a fertility specialist, even though her obsession with her ticking biological clock has begun to put a damper on sexual relations with Paul, who isn’t so keen on starting a family. Paul has his own problems, mainly related to his job teaching music therapy classes for handicapped kids. Another plot sideline involves Vivi’s job at the local animal pound, where she is forced to put down sad-looking stray cats, dogs, and rabbits.
This unlikely modern-day fertility fairy tale becomes more flighty as it progresses, as it becomes clear that Markus is some kind of angel put on Earth to help out childless parents.
Characters are sketched only in the broadest strokes and Mangaard shows little sense of either comic delivery or dramatic build-up. Laskey manages to elicit some sympathy with her portrayal of the frustrated would-be mother, but Jarvis is particularly weak and Girard just looks confused.
Pic showcases some interesting art direction, with a funky, arty decor in the couple’s apartment. Other tech credits are just OK.