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Babies (2010)
"Bébé(s)" (original title)

 -  Documentary  -  7 May 2010 (USA)
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A look at one year in the life of four babies from around the world, from Mongolia to Namibia to San Francisco to Tokyo.

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baby, oh, babies
5 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just got back from a screening of this documentary that examines (sans narrative, thankfully) the first year of four babies, one from mongolia, one from tokyo, one from namibia, and one from san francisco, more accurately representing the world population than if it were four western babies.

though the film as it stands is worth watching and is an entertaining piece of cinema, it never quite reaches the moment it seems to want to build towards: the humanity of all people. it settles instead for being a cute, fluff piece for the audience to coo over with numerous "oohs" and "awwws."

don't get me wrong, though-the babies themselves are great, and watching their different personalities operating in different cultures is the driving force of the film. it's a very watchable film, just not as poignant as it could (or maybe should) have been.


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