It looks interesting.
I was just wondering how you guys feel about it.
It’s one thing having to watch other peoples’ babies when their your friends or relatives. And you have to smile and pretend their babies are cute and interesting. But I can think of nothing more mind-numbing than watching some strangers’ babies, especially in a film that apparently emphasizes nauseating cuteness. That it seems to be done in the style of a nature film makes it only more bilious.
Will probably see it. Isn’t it supposed to be French?
I am going tomorrow.
I think the directors of Winged Migration did it.
It looks fascinating. I am going with my gf, hope she doesn’t want kids afterward!
Yeah, babies are pretty fascinating. Could be done really well, or could be totally exploitative.
But either way
its distribution company is going to make BANK based solely upon the reactions to that trailer that I’ve witnessed.
Im intrigued with A.O. Scott throwing around words like formalist in his review
70mins (unlike the bloated Hollywood flicks)
The perfect thing to drown out the blahs of summer
-I am going with my gf, hope she doesn’t want kids afterward-
If she does, let me know and I’ll send you a DVD of my kids . . . that will cure her of it in a hurry.
About the film: shooting human babies as one would a nature documentary—interesting approach.
A wonderful doc.
No narration, no subtitles just experiences unfolding.
It is fascinating to see parenting thru different cultures.
The American couple comes off spoiled compared to the rest but
the dangers inherent in certain cultures, copious flies, wild animals and a less hand ons approach pay off dividends when you see how advanced the babies are. I was amazed by these babies. One could see the gears turning & the step by step improvements in development, glad I saw this
Den, awesome! Glad you liked it! I don’t have so much money right now, but maybe if it’s playing in a theater still in a few weeks I’ll check it out! :D
Im glad to hear that you liked the film. I’ve always been facinated by the fact that to babies everyting is new.
I want to ask a fiend to go with me but I think will look weird and going by myself will look even weirder.
I am lucky to have a gf who will go with me so I dont look odd seeing certain films
I went to see Water Lilies. And literally, I was the only female there. There were a bunch of middle-aged men, and the movie featured several young girls in bathing suits. I felt really dirty around those men. Why weren’t there more women there? Grr, it annoyed me.
Who cares what people think? If you are interested in something, don’t let other people stop you.
“Babies” is rated PG (Parental Guidance suggested). Breast feeding."
Why stop there? NC-17!!!!!
Does not interest me at all but obviously, I can understand why it would have an audience for it. I have to admit , I am not a fan of babies in general.
I really can’t think of much right now that would be a bigger waste of time then watching pictures of babies for an hour and a half.
It is more about development than pictures of babies.
Development and presenting different cultures, fantastic film
This is how all docs should be made. Quiet, observational, no narration, no talking heads. The filmmakers show and juxtapose. We create our own connections, conclusions, and messages. Perfect.
This film is about what it means to be human. What it means to live on this planet.
Village Voice really nailed it with their review.
Sorry, I’d rather watch Andy Warhol’s “Sleep.”
observational cinema is observational cinema.
“Sorry, I’d rather watch Andy Warhol’s “Sleep”
Having seen both I can say they are both wonderful.
Does “Sleep” have babies in it?
sadly no. but worhol has a sex movie called F*ck and sex leads to babies
No babies? Thats a deal breaker ;)
even if you dont care about babies, go for the cinematography alone… it is unbelievable