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A wonderful film. The story doesn't end at the end....
As a woman who lost her child to adoption 35 years ago, and who works voluntarily along with others for reform of adoption laws in Ireland, I found this film (shown on TV here last night) simply wonderful. I know that many previous message posters have commented on the "ugh ending", but I think that the whole point of the film was the carefully observed visual statements of all the characters, that the story continues, and will never end as long as they all live. Obviously, from my perspective, Laura Dern's face haunts me, as does Richard(Linklater's?)as they both sit in their clapped-out truck outside the hospital. I transpose their baby's face onto theirs. My ideal next scene if the film continued would see them bring their daughter home to join her brothers and sister. After all, was it ever suggested that they weren't loving parents? I'm surprised that other commentators on the film haven't stated the obvious - the golden kernel of The Baby Dance is the insightful screenplay and convincing script. I will be recommending this film to everyone I know.
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