Baby Shower Reviews

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John2223
Super Reviewer
½ April 18, 2011
"Baby Shower" is a Chilean movie which has good gore scenes but the pace is dragged and the story is undeveloped, turns boring, lame, inconsistent and undefined because it tries to be too many things at the same time.
Check it for the gore that is in the third part of the movie, otherwise, skip it>>>>
June 21, 2015
The relatively unusual start for a horror film is interesting but the novelty is lost when gore, the mandatory local cult and other genre clichés show up.
Pacing is slow and distracting.
September 27, 2013
One sentence summary: Strongly similar to Wrong Turn, just with beautiful, charming, murderous country folk, set in Chile.
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Four women friends go away to a country house for a baby shower.
Differences, past and present, surface.
Angela has had a tough year. Her mother dies. She gets pregnant with twins. Her husband is leaving her accompanied by one of her friends, supposedly. Angela joins a support group which seems a bit like a cult. "Don't talk, don't think," Soledad tells her.
Her friends will not tell her which one it is. She asks them to go while they are having tea. The pack up, but the car will not start. They come back to find the telephone disconnected. Then the poisoned tea kicks in. Manuela and Ivana become quite ill.
Ricardo clubs Julio, then stabs and imprisons Ivana. Ivana gets out of her cage, she steps into an animal trap. Soledad from the cult comes by, rips open her knife wound, then uses a shovel to sever her leg above the trap. Claudia sees this, for which she is beaten and sodomized, just about the time the poison starts hitting her.
Olivia did not drink the tea, so perhaps she will survive? She hitches a ride, only to be picked up by the murderer Ricardo. She jumps from the truck, but gets shot soon after. Julio ties her up, but she manages to escape. Felipe shows up. Felipe kills Ricardo, but Julio stabs Felipe.
Manuela is sacrificed for her blood. Angela escapes for a while, but the babies decide to come. Shortest delivery ever. Julio gets his head shot off by Soledad for helping Angela.
Soledad steals the first baby, and does not tie the cord. Angela may just bleed to death, but Olivia returns with help. Angela has the second child, and apparently the medics reached her in time. The officials cannot find Soledad or the first child.
Final shot: Soledad nursing the first child at a lakeside high in the Andes.

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Cinematography: 10/10 Beautiful.

Sound: 8/10 The incidental music is too loud by far, massively overbearing at times. Other than that, the actors were well miked, and the foley sound was quite good.

Acting: 8/10 Rather nice.

Screenplay: 8/10 Consistent, if twisted, logical progression.
½ June 20, 2011
This is not a movie, it's an insult to viewers.
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