Make Pretend (2003)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A trio of women who have resigned themselves to fantasy after losing their passion for life find reality tearing away at their fragile facades in director D.J. Mendel's incisive comedy drama. Stuck in a job with no room for advancement and resenting the loveless relationship she shares with her boyfriend, small town girl Baby decides that the only way to become a woman is to have a baby. Hoping to avoid the technicality of actually giving birth or caring for a living human being, Baby opts to care for a small plastic doll and makes believe that it is her child. It's not long before Baby's former best friend Becky grows increasingly jealous after constantly vying for her attention and, taking a cue from her imaginative friend, Becky makes up a lover to confide in. Also jealous is Baby's older sister Sissy, who decides to steal Baby's "child" in a bid to gain attention. As the three women sink ever deeper into their delusions, they soon discover that the only way out may be to finally confront their troubles and take a chance at improving their situations.