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Casa de los babys (2003)

 -  Drama  -  1 January 2004 (Israel)
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Six American women who planned on travelling to South America to adopt babies are forced, by law, to live there.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Doña Mercedes
Lizzie Curry Martinez ...
Sor Juana (as Lizzie Martínez)
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Asunción (as Vanessa Martínez)
Amanda Álvarez ...
Blanca
Said Martinez ...
Eusebio (as Said Martínez)
Abel Salas ...
Bus Driver 1
Marco Mondragón ...
Bus Driver 2
José Reyes ...
Van Driver
Claudia Benitez ...
Woman on Bus (as Claudia Benítez)
Ignacio de Anda ...
Tito (as Ignacio De Anda)
José Reyes Jr. ...
Grande
Emmanuel González ...
Chico
El Flaco de Oro de Acapulco ...
El Tuerto (as El Flaco De Oro De Acapulco)
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Rufino (as David Ortíz)
Blanca Loaria ...
Socorro
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Storyline

The film was made in Acapulco, Mexico. Six women -- dreamy Eileen, abrasive Nan, athletic Skipper, brusque Leslie, vivacious Jennifer and patient Gayle -- are staying at a hotel in Latin America, run by Señora Muñoz. Fed up with the long delays of the adoption system in the United States, they are passing the days waiting to adopt local children to bring back home with them. Written by Shannon Patrick Sullivan <shannon@mun.ca>

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Six Women. One Dream.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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1 January 2004 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

A Casa dos Bebês  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$36,456 (USA) (19 September 2003)

Gross:

$475,940 (USA) (21 November 2003)
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Quotes

Leslie: ...You gotta admit, she's a sociopath.
Gayle: Is that anything like a psychopath?
Leslie: With a lower body count, yeah.
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References The Stepford Wives (1975) See more »

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Duerme Negrito
Written by Ernesto Grenet
Performed by Atahualpa Yupanqui
Published by Robbins Music/EMI Blackwood/EMI Musical
Courtesy of EMI ODEON SAIC (Argentina)
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Sad but compelling story
4 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

Desperate American women, unable to bear children, wait for months at a hotel in Mexico, in order to adopt babies.

Meanwhile, homeless and apparently parent less or unwanted children sleep in cardboard shelters and roam the streets, stealing and washing windows for survival, while one young woman reminisces about the baby she gave up, and another, pregnant and 15 years old, is on the path to giving up her baby.

This is a very affecting movie. It presents the situation, prompts us to ask the questions, but there are no answers.

The characters were interesting, and the performances are compelling. Rita Moreno, especially, was wonderful as the hotel owner.


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