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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 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

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

Naela
Written by Jesús Rasgado
Performed by Lila Downs
Published by Brambila Musical México S.A. de C.V.
Courtesy of Lila Downs
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Classic Sayles - character/culture as relevant as space/time
1 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

Once again John Sayles reveals that people and the land are one. That issues that face a region are inseparable from their culture. Or in this case, a clash of cultures. Sayles weaves a tale of co-dependence between rich and poor, love and need, power and abuse. He lets you feel and think but reminds you that life isn't comfortable. That choice is involved and that responsibility and compassion, or the lack of either, carries life-altering consequences.


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