Denise Lanctot
August 01, 1997 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Angel Baby

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
performer
Jacqueline Mckenzie, John Lynch
director
Michael Rymer

We gave it an A

Can a pair of love-bird schizophrenics find happiness? Can they make a baby and live happily ever after? Not if they skip therapy and flush their medications down the toilet, as they do in Angel Baby. But, boy, do you root for these two sexy, synapse-challenged kids to find fairy-tale bliss! The intimacy of the small screen only intensifies dynamite performances by Jacqueline McKenzie (above, best known for Romper Stomper) and John Lynch (Some Mother’s Son). Made before yet in the same cockeyed-optimist vein as that more prominent Aussie import Shine, Angel Baby is an action-adventure of the heart that, though an art-house blip here, swept the 1995 Australian Film Institute awards. A

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