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Casa de los babys (2003)

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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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John Sayles

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John Sayles
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Cast

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

Six Women. One Dream.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

IFC Films | Official site [Spain]

Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

1 January 2004 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

A Casa dos Bebês See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,456, 21 September 2003

Gross USA:

$478,031

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$525,715
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Señora Muñoz: First the government wanted to kill him. Now I do.
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Connections

References Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Hasta Siempre Comandante
(1965)
Written by Carlos Puebla
Performed by Carlos Puebla
Published by Editora Musical de Cuba
Courtesy of EGREM
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Sad but compelling story
4 August 2004 | by kal-17See 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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