Casa de los Babys (2003) - Rotten Tomatoes

Casa de los Babys (2003)



Critic Consensus: Well-acted and thought provoking, if not completely satisfying.

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John Sayles' Casa de los Babys tells the tale of a half-dozen American women who travel to Latin America in order to pick up their adopted children. They all stay at the same motel while they each wade through the bureaucracy. Sharing with each other their fears, hopes, dreams, and frustrations at the thoughts of becoming mothers comprises the majority of the drama in the film. The cast includes Maggie Gyllenhaal, Daryl Hannah, Marcia Gay Harden, Susan Lynch, Mary Steenburgen, Lili Taylor, and Rita Moreno.more
Rating: R (for some language and brief drug use)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: John Sayles
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On DVD: Apr 13, 2004
Box Office: $0.3M
IFC Films

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Daryl Hannah
as Skipper
Rita Moreno
as Senora Munoz
Angelina Peláez
as Dona Mercedes
Bruno Bichir
as Diomendes
Abel Salas
as Bus Driver No. 1
Marco Mondragon
as Bus Driver No. 2
Jose Reyes
as Van Driver
Claudia Benitez
as Woman on Bus
Fredi Bogota
as Gustavo
Tony Marcin
as Celia's Mother
Lourdes Echevarria
as Social Worker
Loudres Perez
as Vendedora
Norma Moreno
as Receptionist
Priscilla Corral
as Dependienta
Rad Wolf
as Guide 3
Arturo Salaz
as Guide 4
Isabel Herrera
as Number Girl
Ramoncita López
as Caseworker
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Critic Reviews for Casa de los Babys

All Critics (111) | Top Critics (35)

Each woman is a cardboard cutout, and the talented actresses here seem boxed in by their roles.

Full Review… | October 17, 2003
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

A raw slice of life that goes beyond the obvious external issues.

October 16, 2003
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

"Casa de los Baby's" is a frustrating and tedious experience to endure.

Full Review… | May 15, 2009

Didactic rather than dramatic, and schematic rather than realistic, Sayles' femme-driven yarn, set in an anonymous place, lags behind the zeitgeist with little to say about the issue of adoption or First vs. Third World countries.

Full Review… | June 1, 2006

a political pamphlet not very different from others that come from left-leaning Hollywood these days

Full Review… | September 26, 2005

Os poucos momentos de maior inspiração não são suficientes para fazer jus à carreira de Sayles, às belas atuações de seu elenco e tampouco ao importante tema de seu filme.

Full Review… | January 4, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Casa de los Babys

I don't particularly care for loose-end-endings in which there are certain plotlines left with no resolutions. That is my only qualm with this gem... it was a very important piece of art about the agony of infertility, the clashing of very different cultures but also the similarities between them, and about the love of family.

Dannielle Albert

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I thougt this movie was just weird.

Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer


Excellent! Very intriguing. This movie was definitely worth sitting down and watching for.

Leo L

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