• Casa de los Babys (2003)

Casa de los Babys

Release Date: September 19th, 2003

DVD Release Date: April 13th, 2004

R |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

A group of women, including Skipper (Daryl Hannah), the wealthy young Jennifer (Maggie Gyllenhaal) and the domineering Nan (Marcia Gay Harden), journey from the United States to South America in hopes of easily adopting children. Unfortunately, their plans are complicated by local laws that require the women to live in the foreign nation for an extended period before they can take in orphaned kids. While stuck in another country, the women bond as they share their aspirations and anxieties.

Cast: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Marcia Gay Harden, Daryl Hannah, Susan Lynch, Mary Steenburgen, Lili Taylor, Rita Moreno, Vanessa Martinez

Director: John Sayles

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Blue Magic Pictures

Distributors: IFC Films

Keywords: Friendship, 2000s, Touching, Quest, Hotel

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Sayles handles this material with gentle delicacy, as if aware that the issues are too fraught to be approached with simple messages. show more

  • 30
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Casa feels like a miss. The digging into each of these women's lives stays shallow and seldom uncovers anything unexpected. show more

  • 88
    Rick GroenThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    John Sayles's heartrending new film is a many-splendoured thing. show more

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