Blackbird's Two Minute Movie Reviews

Babies is a wonderful, small, quiet film about the first year in the lives of four babies...

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Ponijao, who lives in Namibia,

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Mari, who lives in Japan,

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Bayar who lives in Mongolia! And,

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Hattie, who lives in the US.
I say it's a small quiet film as it has no voice-over, no dialogue and just a little music with ambient sound. It is, blissfully, not narrated.
I loved it.
It's a tiny snapshot of each of these sweet babies and is such a lovely portrait of different lives...
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each baby captured my heart...
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and there was little saccharine sentiment to bog the pictures down.

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I'm trying to make Middle watch it! Or maybe Youngest...Oldest might, even!

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Look! Bayar can walk! It's a moment of triumph.

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And, I know I said I wanted to live in Tibet, but NOW I want to live in Mongolia, in a rug-strew yurt with a motorcycle and satellite television.

Comments

Paola said…
Let's move!
Mongolia seems far away enough ... and if there's satellite well, it's a win win.
Mary said…
I need to google this and find out how to get a copy
Terese said…
I can already see that we have years of grandchildren ahead of you and hopefully I.
I'll take one of each of those little muffins.
Miz S said…
It's been on my list. Perhaps my Evangeline will go see that with me. She's a fan of babies.
Anonymous said…
I just streamed this on Netflix the other night and loved it too. Bayar was my favorite. So expressive! And their yurt was WAY cool.

jbhat
readersguide said…
I liked it, too! I liked it when the enormous rooster sort of strolled around Bayar, who was all wrapped up on a bed. Mongolia does look beautiful -- plus, it looks like it would be fun to be a baby there.
Quirky Jessi said…
It sounds beautiful...I'm surprised I haven't heard about it before. Did you rent it somewhere or watch online? I see one in the comments that used Netflix, but wondering where else I could find it.
Karla May said…
OMG. I saw this in the theater with The Geej and we both LOVED IT. The scene where the little Japanese girl is throwing the tantrum on the floor? I howled. They were all precious, but I wanted to absolutely EAT Bayar.

And Ponijao? Every germophobic mommy with a newborn needs to see how healthy that little boy was--dirt and all.
SoFla Mama said…
Oh my goodness, I blogged about this movie too (although it was awhile back). And I have yet to see it! And I really do WANT to see it, now even more.

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