Simone de Beauvoir's Babies (1997)

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Sally Cooper ...
 Sue Jacovic (4 episodes, 1997)
Anne Looby ...
 Louise (4 episodes, 1997)
Leverne McDonnell ...
 Dianne (4 episodes, 1997)
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 Karla (4 episodes, 1997)
Phillip Gordon ...
 Spud (4 episodes, 1997)
Phillip Holder ...
 Charles (4 episodes, 1997)
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 Ian (4 episodes, 1997)
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 Ryko (4 episodes, 1997)
Jennifer Cluff ...
 Brenda (4 episodes, 1997)
Peta Brady ...
 Dianne (aged 17) (4 episodes, 1997)
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 Karla (aged 17) (4 episodes, 1997)
Abby Meates ...
 Sue (aged 17) (4 episodes, 1997)
Rainey Mayo ...
 Louise (aged 17) (4 episodes, 1997)
Anthony Engelman ...
 Spud (aged 17) (4 episodes, 1997)
Belle Leslie ...
 Dianne (aged 12) (4 episodes, 1997)
Rod Mullinar ...
 Mick (4 episodes, 1997)
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 Wendy (4 episodes, 1997)
Melanie Beddie ...
 Stephanie (2 episodes, 1997)
Anne Phelan ...
 Postie (2 episodes, 1997)
Christine Keogh ...
 Sue's Sister 1 (2 episodes, 1997)
Helen Trenos ...
 Obstetrician (2 episodes, 1997)
Alice Bishop ...
 Nurse Flatmate (2 episodes, 1997)
Chris Bidlo ...
 Col (2 episodes, 1997)
Gloria Ajenstat ...
 Isabelle (2 episodes, 1997)
Peta Masters ...
 Alison McMurchy (2 episodes, 1997)
Andrew Vial ...
 Rehab Colleague (2 episodes, 1997)
Charlie Stone ...
 Col's Daughter (2 episodes, 1997)
Michael Druskov ...
 Patient (2 episodes, 1997)
Raymond Marr ...
 Patient (2 episodes, 1997)
Louis Dingemans ...
 Bike Shop Assistant (2 episodes, 1997)
David Sullivan Coles ...
 Advertising Exec 1 (2 episodes, 1997)
Vivienne Maya ...
 Advertising Exec 2 (2 episodes, 1997)
Marion Heathfield ...
 Sue's Mum (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Sue's Sister 2 (2 episodes, 1997)
Rian Barlow ...
 Sue's Nephew (2 episodes, 1997)
Michael Roland ...
 Sue's Dad (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Dating Agent (2 episodes, 1997)
Terry Carter ...
 Titch (2 episodes, 1997)
Sylvia Bellini ...
 Reunion Guest 2 (2 episodes, 1997)
Sue Stone ...
 Reunion Guest 3 (2 episodes, 1997)
Lynda Topp ...
 Pub Musician (2 episodes, 1997)
Jools Topp ...
 Pub Musician (2 episodes, 1997)
Michael Briffa ...
 Mechanic (2 episodes, 1997)
Kylie Scott ...
 Wendy Friend / ... (2 episodes, 1997)
Bert Labonte ...
 Foreign Man 1 (2 episodes, 1997)
John Nasser ...
 Foreign Man 2 (2 episodes, 1997)
Jason Hartage ...
 Man in Nightclub (2 episodes, 1997)
Chris Hillier ...
 Barman (2 episodes, 1997)
Bill Johnson ...
 Taxi Driver 1 (2 episodes, 1997)
Eric Boucher ...
 Taxi Driver 2 (2 episodes, 1997)
Donald Hirst ...
 Senior Executive (2 episodes, 1997)
Darrell Cartledge ...
 Squash Partner (2 episodes, 1997)
Emma de Clario ...
 Brenda's Nurse 1 (2 episodes, 1997)
David Bergin ...
 Radiographer (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Checkout Boy (2 episodes, 1997)
Agnieszka Perepeczko ...
 Swimming Instructor (2 episodes, 1997)
Olivia Porter ...
 Woman at Baths (2 episodes, 1997)
Leanne Bonnici ...
 Woman in Bikinis (2 episodes, 1997)
Paul Wentford ...
 Oncologist (2 episodes, 1997)
Rochene Vandoren ...
 Midwife (2 episodes, 1997)
Dylan Zander ...
 Pushpa (2 episodes, 1997)
Susanne Dyring ...
 Brenda's Nurse 2 (2 episodes, 1997)
Pauline Coutts ...
 District Nurse (2 episodes, 1997)
Nathan King ...
 Anaesthetist (2 episodes, 1997)
Bronwen Gault ...
 Recovery Nurse (2 episodes, 1997)
Katie Leverington ...
 Karla's Baby (2 episodes, 1997)
Nigel Rodrigues ...
 Ramid (2 episodes, 1997)
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Biological time bombs
3 August 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

After a 20-year school reunion, a group of women, now in their late thirties, meet to reconsider where the last twenty years have left them. As teenagers in the 70's they were from relatively affluent backgrounds, well educated and well equipped to control their own fertility. All had high expectations about the perfect partner - he would be both soul mate and friend. But reality had fallen short of their expectations and now they find themselves without partners, without children, sitting on biological time bombs.

It's Karla, still the ringleader, who hatches the plan. Why not have babies anyway? If they haven't got partners, so what? Who needs men once the deed is done? The others are incredulous. Karla reminds them of their old bravado - that dimly remembered, wild, all conquering feeling. They could make a pact and procreate en-masse. One by one the others are seduced by the idea. All except Dianne.

Louise comes to realise that her affairs with married men are taking her nowhere and a brief flirtation with introduction agencies only depresses her. Maybe if she had a baby she'd have something of her own to love. Of course she would have to totally reorganise her hectic career, which doesn't allow time for a life, let alone a baby.

Sue goes into the scheme in the same way that she has launched into most other ventures - completely irrationally. She compares their lives to that of Simone de Beauvoir, the French writer who had been faithful to her feminist principals and her man, but ended up with only her principals. These could be the babies that Simone de Beauvoir never had.

Dianne is the only one that Karla fails to convince. She knows a baby is not what she needs to make her happy and she lashes out at the others for their questionable motives.

Throughout it all we follow the rocky and imperfect execution of their plan through miscarriages, rekindled flames and unexpected romances.


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