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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$475,940, 23 November 2003
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Leslie: I have socks that are older than you.
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Connections

Referenced in Tapas (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Consider this casa a true cautionary tale
25 May 2006 | by Amy AdlerSee all my reviews

Six American women have traveled to a South American country in order to adopt a baby. They are housed at a hotel for several months as the process takes some time. One of the them is a health nut who lost three babies of her own. Two wealthy ones are determined to adopt for their husbands' sakes and three single women long for the chance to become parents. Intermingled with their stories are tales of the mostly hapless natives of the country. There is a pregnant teen who is a shame to her mother, a young housekeeper who had to give her own baby up for adoption in order to support her family, and a young man with a dream to go to the United States and become wealthy. In other words, the story is tantalizing. Who, if any, will benefit from the situation? The story here is first rate. Human nature is shown at its best and at its absolute worst (Marcia Gay Harden's character is certainly one of the most despicable persons ever put on screen). Countries must make difficult choices for economic reasons and children are thus reduced, to some extent, to being commodities. The last scene of the movie is a stunner, summarizing the film in a heart-wrenching conclusion. Although the pace is slow, those who stick with this film will be both rewarded by it's scope and distraught over it's contents. Movie viewers who love films with merit and bite will find this one a top choice.


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