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Babel (I) (2006)

R  |   |  Drama  |  10 November 2006 (USA)
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Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.

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4 interlocking stories all connected by a single gun all converge at the end and reveal a complex and tragic story of the lives of humanity around the world and how we truly aren't all that different. In Morocco, a troubled married couple are on vacation trying to work out their differences. Meanwhile, a Moroccan herder buys a rifle for his sons so they can keep the jackals away from his herd. A girl in Japan dealing with rejection, the death of her mother, the emotional distance of her father, her own self-consciousness, and a disability among many other issues, deals with modern life in the enormous metropolis of Tokyo, Japan. Then, on the opposite side of the world the married couple's Mexican nanny takes the couple's 2 children with her to her son's wedding in Mexico, only to come into trouble on the return trip. Combined, it provides a powerful story and an equally powerful looking glass into the lives of seemingly random people around the world and it shows just how connected we... Written by Mac

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Pain is universal... But so is hope. See more »

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Rated R for violence, some graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$389,351 (USA) (27 October 2006)

Gross:

$34,300,771 (USA) (23 March 2007)
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Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett later would play a couple again in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008). Both films were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. See more »

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During the phone call taking place when the bus is leaving, Richard's watch is clean. Before and after, it is covered with blood and grime. See more »

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Hassan: It's almost new. Three hundred cartridges. The guy who gave it to me said you can hit as far as three kilometers.
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Al McKay / Maurice White / Allee Willis (as Alle Willis)
Beechwood de Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Mexico), S.A. de C.V.
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A two hour anticlimax. YAY
28 December 2006 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This one time I saw American Pie 5 and said to myself "wow this must be the worst movie ever" but then I saw Babel.

Yeye "I don't get it". But please, enlighten me what the heck is there to get in this piece of crap? It's four equally weak and separate stories about whiny little bitches. Don't get me wrong I like bitches. But the way the stories are connected is just weak.

I'm not a person that need giant explosions and special effects to enjoy a movie, however, I do need a decent story or some kind of point. And about the "Point" being communication.. thats just to lame to comment. Brad Pitt gets praised just because he dyed his beard and cried.

Words cannot describe the awful piece of eye-terror that is Babel.

Peace out.


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