A twisted tale of love, blackmail and murder set against the emotional world of surrogacy, Glass Babies explores the scientific breakthrough of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) to not only ...
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A twisted tale of love, blackmail and murder set against the emotional world of surrogacy, Glass Babies explores the scientific breakthrough of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) to not only provide a baby to a loving mother, but as a means to fulfill a family legacy. Desperate to provide an heir to the family fortune and unable to conceive naturally, Sally (Belinda Davey) and Michael Craig (Andrew Sharp) are at their wits' end. Concerned about securing a dynasty to carry on his empire, millionaire wine-maker John Craig (George Mikkel) dispatches his lawyer Brendan Keller (Garry Day) to arrange IVF treatment for Sally and Michael as well as a possible surrogate mother. Dr. Ruth McCrae (Gold Logie winner Rowena Wallace) brings the Craig family dreams closer to reality, also treating Joan Simpson (Deborra-Lee Furness) who, for a sum of money, agrees to act as a surrogate for the family. However, when an unexpected turn of events leads to tragedy, opportunities are wide open for deception and ...
I saw Glass Babies when I was about 14 and have never seen it since (it wasn't even listed on IMDb). What I do remember is that there are several very strong female roles in this film; the two leads Davey and Furness and the ill-fated doctor played by the fabulous Rowena Wallace.
Furness agrees to be a surrogate for Davey, but she decides she wants to keep the child. Then it seems a man called Brendan Keller, Furness' partner, is manipulating them and many other people in his business schemes, resulting in a vaguely surreal confrontation in their country house.
It's not the fastest paced film, but it is interesting and as I said, the women are all very good. There's a nice theme and the ending is quite satisfying, if downbeat.
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