A Good Baby (1999)





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A small town's secrets prove deeper and more mysterious than they initially seemed in A Good Baby. Toker (played by Henry Thomas) is a young man living in a small North Carolina community, where he prefers to keep to himself. One day, while taking a walk in the woods, Toker finds a baby, and ventures into town to find out to whom it belongs. However, no one seems to know who the child's parents are, and no one will claim it as their own. Toker soon draws the attention of an attractive woman named Roby (Cara Seymour), who is interested in him, but will have nothing to do with the baby. Toker, however, has grown to love the child and does not want to turn it away. The arrival of a mysterious salesman (David Strathairn) eventually leads to the discovery of the child's true parentage. The directorial debut for Katherine Dieckmann, A Good Baby was screened at the 1999 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival.
Art House & International , Drama
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Kardana Films


Henry Thomas
as Raymond Toker
Rhoda Griffis
as Mother in Shack
Ashley Roberts
as Suburban Baby
Danny Nelson
as Hindmarch
Allison Glenn
as Sister
Danny Vinson
as Calvin
Jerry Rushing
as Wallace
Neva Howell
as Woman at Mailboxes
Bob Post
as Man Fixing Truck
Lance Holland
as Man Fixing Truck
Palma Kauppert
as Woman Shaking Rug
April Chapman
as Farm Woman
Chester Ervin
as Man in Passing Car
Chris Levi
as Man in Passing Car
Caroline Hunter Wallace
as Mother's Baby
Kia Baden
as Mother's Child
Alexandra Gates
as Mother's Child
Christen Glenn
as Mother's Child
Kendal Kulp
as Mother's Child
Leslie Riley
as Suburban Customer
Andrea Roberts
as Suburban Baby
Emily Johnson-Erday
as Ashley Jean
Ralph Gates
as Man on Tractor
Bonnie Mackenzie
as Customer in Cal's
Nathaniel Cheremka
as Additional Good Baby
Perry Cheremka
as Additional Good Baby
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Critic Reviews for A Good Baby

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

...a bizarre little movie.

Full Review… | November 8, 2002
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July 26, 2005

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Full Review… | March 5, 2001
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for A Good Baby

A Good Baby (1998) - Set in the rural South, Raymond (Henry Thomas) finds an abandoned baby, tries to find it a home, is unsuccessful, and ends up bonding with the kid (you won't find a cuter baby). Time goes by and a traveling salesman shows up, which brings clues to the baby's orgin and to the violent death of its teenage mother (it didn't take me long to want to get my hands around that salesman's throat). On a separate path, the younger sister of the baby's mother is also searching (for her sister!). Great movie. Story aside, a lot of the fun of this movie is learning about Raymond's life.

Rich Brown
Rich Brown

Pleasant and moving film. It is a little slow moving, but it fits in with the backwards North Carolina setting. Henry Thomas gives a surprisingly effective performance. He is sensitive, touching and fully convincing in the role.

James Higgins
James Higgins

Re-creates that chilling sense that comes when, in the middle of a pleasant conversation, one realizes the other person is off his rocker.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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