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First Born (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 20 March 2007 (USA)
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Laura's expecting. Her husband, Steven's a loving guy but has little time for her. Her mom lives thousands of miles away. Forced to give up on her dreams, she's always been a bit edgy. A ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Elisabeth Shue ... Laura
Steven Mackintosh ... Steven
Kathleen Chalfant ... Mrs. Kasperian
Khandi Alexander ... Dierdre
Anne Wolf Anne Wolf ... Samantha Lee
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Blair Brown ... Laura's Mother
Phillip V. Caruso Phillip V. Caruso ... Dr.Caputo, Anesthesiologist
Matt Dickinson Matt Dickinson ... Party Guest #1
Mia Dillon ... Party Guest #2
Julian Gamble ... Exterminator
Carolyn Gilroy ... Jenny (voice)
Jared Grimes ... Stock Boy
Marilyn Harris Marilyn Harris ... Party Goer #3
Tim Hopper ... Officer White
Lisby Larson Lisby Larson ... Party Guest #4
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Storyline

Laura's expecting. Her husband, Steven's a loving guy but has little time for her. Her mom lives thousands of miles away. Forced to give up on her dreams, she's always been a bit edgy. A C-section drives her over the edge, making her see things in a different light. A creepy babysitter doesn't make things any better. She begins seeing things, trusts no one, as she goes into self-destruct mode. Written by BryanD EQT

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Rated PG-13 for violence/terror | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Diavolikos episkeptis See more »

Filming Locations:

Briarcliff Manor, New York, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The book about curses/witchcraft used in the movie is "Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft" by Raymond Buckland. See more »

Goofs

When Laura investigates the "abandoned baby" in the subway car and finds a doll, the doll is lying with its head to the south. In the flashback to the woman leaving the doll, the doll is laid down with its head to the north. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Steven: [as he comes into the bedroom] Morning sweetheart.
Laura: Good morning.
Steven: Where's Jessica?
Laura: [a beat] Who's Jessica?
Steven: [he laughs, thinking she is joking] Where's the baby?
Laura: [another beat]
[she looks confused]
Laura: What baby?
Steven: [realizes the truth and bolts from the room] Jessica? Jessica? JESSICA?
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I think this was about my ex-wife
3 April 2007 | by comblitzSee all my reviews

I usually love anything with Elizabeth Shue. This one just didn't seem right. The movies leaves to many questions unanswered. What was interesting, however, on a personal level, was that this reminded me of my ex-wife's behavior after our child (2nd born), so I give high grades for realism.

At one point in the film, I thought this was going to Rosemary's baby reincarnate, and sadly it wasn't. The story line was sub-par and I wouldn't recommend anyone seeing movie as I feel I just wasted 2 hours of my life.

So why 4 and not 1? There are far worse films out there and at least this one was decently produced.


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