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Baby Blues (2008)

Video  |   |  Drama, Horror, Thriller  |  5 August 2008 (USA)
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On a secluded family farm, a mother suffers a psychotic break due to postpartum depression, forcing the eldest son to protect his siblings from the mother they have always known and loved.

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Baby Nathan
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Sean Johnson ...
Holden Thomas Maynard ...
Sammy (as Holden Maynard)
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Lester (as Gene Whitham)
Tanner Ethan Todd ...
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Kid's Father
Kenny Banes ...
Warehouse Foreman
Tom Fendley ...
Police Officer (as Thom Fendley)
Alan Nesbit ...
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Noelle Monteleone ...
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Jeffrey Hill ...
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With her husband gone and the stress of family life rising, Mom suffers a psychotic break due to postpartum depression that compels her to exterminate her children: ages 10,7,4, and 3 months. Now hope for the family's survival rests on the shoulder of Jimmy, the eldest son and surrogate man of the house. Using his wits and intricate knowledge of the farm, Jimmy must try to protect his siblings while fending off the woman he has always known and loved as his mother. Thus, it comes down to the most epic of battles, Mother vs. Son, in the most horrific of scenarios. Written by Anonymous

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On a secluded family farm, a mother suffers a psychotic break due to postpartum depression, forcing the eldest son to protects his siblings from the mother they have always loved.

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Jimmy: Fire!
[shoots his slingshot at a junk car]
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Shockingly good drama
31 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Baby Blues reminded me of Casualties Of War. They are both good movies, with superb acting. However, just like Casualties Of War, these just aren't films I go around recommending to my family and friends. Casualties Of War delivered stunningly great performances from both Sean Penn and Michael J. Fox, I just don't go around saying : "Hey! Guys! You have to check this movie out, it's about a woman who is repeatedly raped. It's really, really good." Baby Blues, in the same sense, is nothing I would go around recommending for anyone to watch. It's dark, it's disturbing, and the most delicate part of the matter is...this all is based on a true story. The movie depends heavily on the acting of the children, which is handled almost perfectly. Now, again, I can't recommend this movie to even the most general horror fan, because it's about a mother who goes off the deep end, and exterminates her own children. Interested? The things that make it problematic are serious factors that bring the movie down. For example, in the very beginning of the film, we're not clear on some basic information that we would like to know since this was based on actual events; What year did this happen? Where? The mentions of Atari would give you a time frame of late seventies, early eighties. And how about a follow-up towards the ending. How are the survivors? Where are they today. Unresolved matters. Can't say I love or like it. So, very briefly, let's explore the movie. It takes place on a farm separated far from all walks of life. This sets a dark tone, since it makes it very difficult to call anyone for help. A small family lives on the farm, mom, dad, two boys, a little girl, and a baby. It becomes clear, early on, that the family is living under some stressful conditions: no air conditioner. Bad TV reception. Limited uses of entertainment. Not to mention, mom is on the verge of a nervous breakdown, and dad just seems to be in and out. She begs him not to leave, but he takes off in a truck anyway, leaving the family to their own devices. Certain triggers seem to aggravate moms breakdown. Isolation, not to mention she seems to hyper focus on certain objects: the annoyingly bad reception on TV, the baby monitor, and...I won't spoil the disturbing scene she experiences at the clothesline. She's coming apart at the seams, she's very sick, and the shocker comes almost too soon. The bottom line is Baby Blues is a slasher movie. What makes it unique, is we aren't dealing with some sick psycho in a Scream mask, the slasher is a sick mother, and the victims are her own children. Now, the children are in survival mode, led by the smarts of the eldest son who tries his best to protect the remaining children left, and protect them from the one person that raised and loved them. It is a good movie, however, I can only recommend Baby Blues to anyone who likes movies that are based on true stories.


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