Thanks for your thoughtful response. Unfortunately, as a movie reviewer, I was reviewing the movie, not postpartum depression. It’s a shame that Cody and Reitman didn’t have the courage to address the perspective you illuminate at the end of your comment, which could’ve been interesting, dramatic, and informative. Instead, once they gave us their trick ending, they just let the credits roll.

Eric Coyote earned his Master of Arts degree in critical theory from the University of Southern California. He writes about movies, Hollywood, and culture.

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