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After debuting at South by Southwest in 2023 (read our review here), “Scrambled” didn’t arrive in theaters until February 2024. Without any big names attached to the cast, the movie has flown mostly under the radar, but don’t let that keep you from taking a chance on Leah McKendrick, who not only leads this razor sharp comedy, but writes and directs with a wealth of confidence. 

“Scrambled” follows Nellie (McKendrick), a thirty-something who is the life of the party at all of the weddings that she’s been a perpetual bridesmaid at over the years. But when an old friend gives her some sobering advice to freeze her eggs for a potential future pregnancy while her body is still willing, she gets anxious about her ticking clock and reaches back into her rolodex of former flings to see if any of them might be worth revisiting for a more permanent relationship. But where “Scrambled” shines is being not so concerned with actual romance and more invested in Nellie learning to love herself. McKendrick is superb in the lead role, as is her family (played by Andrew Santino, Clancy Brown, and Laura Ceró), and she offers both hilarious and thoughtful commentary on female fertility and all of the baggage that comes with it. On par with the likes of “Bridesmaids” and “Trainwreck,” this is an uproarious comedy that packs an emotional punch and deserves your attention. (Ethan Anderton)

Director: Leah McKendrick

Cast: Leah McKendrick, Ego Nwodim, Andrew Santino, Adam Rodriguez, Laura Cerón, Clancy Brown, and June Diane Raphael

Rating: R

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

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