Time/place: 12:15 showing at Aliso Viejo 20
First, the simple version. Do you love little kids? Does simple love make you smile? Do you find joy in watching babies discover the world around them? Would you like to experience all of that for over an hour? Than see Babies! 🙂
Now, the extended version. Hee hee hee, babies!! Dude, BABIES! Hahaha.
NOW, the extended version. If you can’t tell, I loved this movie. Babies is a documentary which takes a look at the first year of life with 4 kids from various parts of the world. It is absolutely beautifully shot, and although there is no narrator or translations for what anyone is saying, because of the wonderful camerawork and calm pacing, everything is easily understood. When a kid gets in trouble, when a kid is filling her diaper (hahaha, it’s hilarious), you don’t need to understand what exact words are spoken… and that’s a big point of the whole thing.
The aforementioned pacing keeps it interesting for those who love kids, and I don’t know why you’d be seeing it, otherwise. The focus is always on the babies and whoever may be interacting with them – parents, siblings, animals. For me, since I adore kids, while I was cracking up and smiling throughout the entire thing (not sure if I’ve ever laughed more at a movie), the serene nature of it all made me feel very cozy and relaxed. I know, though, that for many people, even though the picture is only 79 minutes long… they’d get bored out of their minds. For me, however, it never even got close to boring :). Also, in terms of its PG rating, I will let you know that you’re going to see a lot of nakedness – topless moms for feeding and, in the case of Africa, culture… and, of course, naked babies running wild.
Babies is everything I hoped it’d be – and more. It was one of the best hour and 20 minutes I’ve ever had, and if you have an inkling to see it, grab some gal-pals (do any other guys want to actually see this??) or take your grown kids, and enjoy the living heck out of this movie. It may be just a documentary about babies, but it’s about so much more, and when the final scene came about and the final song began to play, I smiled hard… with a tear of joy in my eye.
P.S. – Now, more than ever, I want 574 babies.
P.P.S. – Bree, I will happily, happily, happily watch this with you when we get the chance… happily 🙂
P.P.P.S – I want 3,918 babies.