Quite an ingenious little exploitation film with an intense performance by Ruth Roman, who brings an old-school gravitas to the happenings. Unlike most genre films of its type, there's so much here that's ripe for analysis, not the least of which is the ending...a jaw-dropper in the most literal sense.
Possibly one of the more vile, reprehensible, grotesque features I've ever seen - my head was cocked at a slight angle and my eye was twitching, always mildly unsure that what I was watching is actually what they were depicting. In short, I kinda liked it. Or at least the part of me I hate liked it.
From an age rife with utopian social experiments -- most of which we tend to reflexively dismiss, arguably at our peril -- The Baby provides an upbeat portrait of a then alternative approach to child rearing that has since become ubiquitous throughout the rapidly infantilizing West.
Fun, weird 70s psycho-thriller. The premise seems like it would run its course pretty quick, but it manages to keep moving with some compelling oddball characters. The predictable climax drags on a bit too long, but leads up to an amusing twist ending. Solid entertainment for cult movie fans.