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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 ... Himself
Hattie Hattie ... Herself
Mari Mari ... Herself
Ponijao Ponijao ... Himself
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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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Country:

France

Language:

English | Japanese | Mongolian

Release Date:

7 May 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bebés 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:

$9,495,362
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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

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

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baby, oh, babies
5 May 2010 | by jordathanSee all my reviews

I just got back from a screening of this documentary that examines (sans narrative, thankfully) the first year of four babies, one from mongolia, one from tokyo, one from namibia, and one from san francisco, more accurately representing the world population than if it were four western babies.

though the film as it stands is worth watching and is an entertaining piece of cinema, it never quite reaches the moment it seems to want to build towards: the humanity of all people. it settles instead for being a cute, fluff piece for the audience to coo over with numerous "oohs" and "awwws."

don't get me wrong, though-the babies themselves are great, and watching their different personalities operating in different cultures is the driving force of the film. it's a very watchable film, just not as poignant as it could (or maybe should) have been.


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