Betty Duffy

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Babies Movie

So Unfailingly Good.


bearing said...

So do you think it would appeal to children? If so, what gender/age ranges? I am going to be able to get together with my best friend from high school next week, and might suggest we see it, but we might have to have some children tagging along so I'm wondering if it would work as a mom and kids outing.

BettyDuffy said...

I would love for my kids to see it, and they're all under ten, boys and a girl. There are A LOT of exposed nipples since three out of four babies breastfeed, but my kids are pretty used to that. Teenagers might snicker, but they should see it anyway.

Surprisingly, there are no birthing scenes, just immediately after birth.

Go see it ASAP so we can talk about it. I don't want to give anything away.

Kris Livovich said...

The husband and I saw it yesterday - I loved it. He was a bit confused. "Where is the plot? Wait, we're just watching babies? Can't we do that at home? Why did I pay fifteen bucks for this?"

After he settled down for a snooze I was able to focus my attention fully.

Loved the African baby, loved the Mongolian baby. Fascinating and amazing to think that children need only love and food to thrive - it makes me feel good about my parenting.

mrsdarwin said...

We're going (just Darwin and I -- the kids can wait for DVD) next Wednesday. What could be better -- a long-overdue date night and a good movie? I think the last time we had a date was the last time we watched a movie in the theater, and that was ages ago.

BettyDuffy said...

Kris, I went with my cousins, both girls, and I'm sure my husband would have had the same reaction, actually.

I'd have to agree that if I had my choice, I'd want to be the Mongolian Baby or the African one--minus the flies. I thought the same about the mothers--the graceful mother of eight in Africa vs the kooky San Fran Earth Mother (and father). It seemed like the color sort of drained out of the shot whenever we returned to big civilization. I'm sure this was the movie-maker's design.

But I wanted more more more. Babies in winter, babies in Mexico or Indiana, and definitely more of the mothers (and fathers).

Darwins, it sounds like you are in for an enjoyable evening!