Film: The Surrogate (cert tbc)

Monday 16 August 2021

Jess Harris (Jasmine Batchelor, The Good Fight), a 29-year-old web designer for a nonprofit in Brooklyn, is ecstatic to be the surrogate and egg-donor for her best friend Josh (Chris Perfetti, Looking) and his husband Aaron (Sullivan Jones, Parks and Recreation).


Twelve weeks into the pregnancy, a prenatal test comes back with unexpected results that pose a moral dilemma. As they all consider the best course of action, the relationship between the three friends is put to the test.

“One of the most thought-provoking movies centered about parenting in recent memory –– bar none.” The Playlist

“Jeremy Hersch’s sharp debut feature … is so entirely driven by well-honed dialogue arguing social issues from nicely details character viewpoints.” Variety

“[Jasmine] Batchelor turns in one of the year’s best performances, profound work that twists an already propulsive concept into a riveting character study.” Indiewire

“The Surrogate asks tough questions in a manner sometimes hard to watch but always compelling and grounded in a firm foundation of what feels like authentic experience.”
The Hollywood Reporter