Thursday, November 4, 2010
Babies - A Movie Review
Last week on our "Just Us Girls" day, Joy and I watched this movie. I'm so glad Joy remembered about it, because we really liked it.
First of all, I should warn you that it does have cultural and maternal nudity in it. Please take that into consideration as to who views it with you, if you decide to watch it.
Here's the synopsis on the movie:
Everybody loves... BABIES. This visually stunning new movie simultaneously follows four babies around the world - from first breath to first steps. From Mongolia to Namibia to San Francisco to Tokyo, BABIES joyfully captures on film the earliest stages of the journey of humanity that are at once unique and universal to us all. The children are, respectively, in order of on-screen introduction: Ponijao, who lives with her family near Opuwo, Namibia; Bayarjargal, who resides with his family in Mongolia, near Bayanchandmani; Mari, who lives with her family in Tokyo, Japan; and Hattie, who resides with her family in the United States, in San Francisco.
We especially enjoyed it because Mongolia borders Inner Mongolia, where Luke is from, and it gave us insight on the culture. Since we visited the Inner Mongolia Museum, we were somewhat familiar with alot of this. It is very likely that Luke has Mongolian blood running through him, and many of them are shepherds living in yurts. Not to mention, that little boy from Mongolia (on the movie) is just adorable!
The movie parallels the four babies and what's happening in their lives during that first year of life. It is so interesting! Be warned, there's not much talking, as a matter of fact, very few words. But no words are necessary. Watch the trailer above for a little peek at what you'll see in the movie! Then, if you're interested in watching it, right now you can get it at Redbox or it's an instant view on Netflix (if you have an account with them).
If you love babies and would be interested in viewing other cultures and how they relate to their babies, you'll love this movie! AND....the babies are just adorable! :)