The contrast in lifestyles is striking, and I suppose one of the themes that Babies is trying to get at is that despite chasm-wide economic and societal differences, infants are really all the same. show more
As a portrait of children who are wanted and loved, it's intimate and often delightful. show more
The point of Babies, to the extent that it has one beyond allowing us to revel in unstoppable baby cuteness, is to underscore that infants everywhere are more similar than they are different, regardless of what country they’re born and raised in. show more
nicely done. the team has gone to a lot of trouble in making this, as is evident throughout. stunning scenery too. worth watching on a sunday afternoon.
I don't understand what was "hippie" about the way Hattie was being raised? I thought she was being raised as most progressive Amerrican couples aspire to raise their infants today, who wouldn't want to be the child of those well prepared, well balanced mature parents? . I am a 52 year old Grandmother and volunteer child advocate I found the movie to be utterly compelling. I found it to be artfully beautiful as well ~~ I was moved to tears more than once,. I went alone and then I couldn't stop talking about this film to my husband and friends! The movie afforded me a windw into other cultures that made me feel as if my world had been richly enlarged with every moment of every scene. Like a really good book, I was sad when it ended, I wanted more. I'm going again.
I saw this movie with my daughter and her husband. We loved it. We spent the rest of the day talking about it. I loved the contrast between the cultures. It made me think about how concerned I was about just about EVERYTHING when my babies were little. This movie points out that babies grow, learn, survive, etc in many different lifestyles and climates. You could easily take 4 babies in the USA and the contrast would be phenomenal. I think they did a wonderful job of contrasting and comparing. In a very entertaining way. I highly recommend this movie. And not just to women.