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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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Cast

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

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Rated R for some language and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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IFC Films | Official site [Spain]

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1 January 2004 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

A Casa dos Bebês  »

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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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Quotes

Leslie: ...You gotta admit, she's a sociopath.
Gayle: Is that anything like a psychopath?
Leslie: With a lower body count, yeah.
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References Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

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Un Son Para Ti
Written by Orlando Barroso
Performed by Rubén Blades
Published by Orlando Barroso
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Inc
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compelling ensemble piece
6 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is a wonderfully compelling film that seemingly covers all perspectives of Americans adopting children in Latin and South America. You won't soon forget the stories and the characters: the street children, the American women, the maids at the hotel -- so many good actors, such a moving story. The little boy who plays the principal street child warrants an Oscar. There was a collective sigh from the audience when it ended because I think we all wanted to see more.


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