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Babies (2010)

Bébé(s) (original title)
PG | | Documentary | 7 May 2010 (USA)
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A look at one year in the life of four babies from around the world, from Mongolia to Namibia to San Francisco to Tokyo.

Director:

Thomas Balmès

Writers:

Alain Chabat (original idea), Thomas Balmès (adaptation)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bayar Bayar ... Self
Hattie Hattie ... Self
Mari Mari ... Self
Ponijao Ponijao ... Self
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A look at one year in the life of four babies from around the world, from Mongolia to Namibia to San Francisco to Tokyo.

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The babies are coming. See more »

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for cultural and maternal nudity throughout | See all certifications »

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Trivia

To the get the rating they wanted in the US, director Thomas Balmès had to remove a shot of one of the mothers breastfeeding. See more »

Connections

Referenced in CollegeHumor Originals: Nick Fury in Other Movies (2011) See more »

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Happy Birthday
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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Babies: A Sociocultural Documentary

I just got back from seeing Babies (Bebes) at my local movie theater. It examines the first year of four babies' lives in four diverse nations. There was no narration, which was a blessing, and nothing was translated. Thus, it was a true look at these babies' lives without any apparent biases, mistranslations, etc. I felt like I was back in my sociocultural ethnography class in college learning to view without judging and learn from each group. I would have liked more cohesion or purpose and the film may have been better if it had had a culminating milestone for each child at the end, but what was there was very good.

If you can appreciate other cultures for what they are and go in without judgment, this is a documentary for you. It also has extreme elements of cuteness, so if you want the "aww" factor, this may be a good movie for you. Unfortunately quite a few viewers in my audience were close minded and had a hard time viewing the film without making comments about what they viewed as poor parenting, so that is something to watch for if you go to see it in the theater.


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Country:

France

Language:

English | Japanese | Mongolian

Release Date:

7 May 2010 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,160,460, 9 May 2010

Gross USA:

$7,320,323

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,219,306
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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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