Coin: Mandate Pictures provided financing/foreign sales for this reported $8 million comedy; Fox Searchlight is a co-financier and handles domestic release.
Buzz: With a legion of fans collected on the fest trail from Telluride to Toronto to Rome and L.A.’s AFI Fest, the hip but heartfelt teen pregnancy comedy is getting serious kudo heat. It could nab the indie-darling picture slot, while lead thesp Ellen Page and screenwriter Diablo Cody are also gaining momentum for noms.
Kudos: Top honors at the Rome Film Festival. Cody and Page received breakthrough honors at the Hollywood Film Festival. Page won Gotham Award. Pic has four Independent Spirit noms.