• Birth (2004)


Release Date: October 29th, 2004

DVD Release Date: April 19th, 2005

R |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

It took Anna (Nicole Kidman) 10 years to recover from the death of her husband, Sean, but now she's on the verge of marrying her boyfriend, Joseph (Danny Huston), and finally moving on. However, on the night of her engagement party, a young boy named Sean (Cameron Bright) turns up, saying he is her dead husband reincarnated. At first she ignores the child, but his knowledge of her former husband's life is uncanny, leading her to believe that he might be telling the truth.

Cast: Nicole Kidman, Cameron Bright, Danny Huston, Lauren Bacall, Alison Elliott, Arliss Howard, Anne Heche, Peter Stormare

Director: Jonathan Glazer

Genres: Mystery , Drama

Production Co: Fine Line Features, Lou Yi Inc.

Distributors: New Line Cinema

Keywords: New York City, Father, Love triangle, Emotional, Mother, 2000s, Mystery, Forbidden love

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    The eerie tale is steeped in brooding atmosphere and psychological suspense thanks to Glazer's hugely imaginative visual style and creative use of music, sound, and silence. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    An effective thriller precisely because it is true to the way sophisticated people might behave in this situation. Its characters are not movie creatures, gullible, emotional and quickly moved to tears. They're realists, rich, a little jaded. show more

  • 30
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A paranormal mystery without a spine. It has no suspense because it has no belief in itself. show more

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