Casa de los Babys (2003) - Rotten Tomatoes

Casa de los Babys (2003)



Critic Consensus: Well-acted and thought provoking, if not completely satisfying.

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John Sayles' Casa de los Babys tells the tale of a half-dozen American women who travel to Latin America in order to pick up their adopted children. They all stay at the same motel while they each wade through the bureaucracy. Sharing with each other their fears, hopes, dreams, and frustrations at the thoughts of becoming mothers comprises the majority of the drama in the film. The cast includes Maggie Gyllenhaal, Daryl Hannah, Marcia Gay Harden, Susan Lynch, Mary Steenburgen, Lili Taylor, and Rita Moreno.

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Daryl Hannah
as Skipper
Rita Moreno
as Senora Munoz
Angelina Peláez
as Dona Mercedes
Bruno Bichir
as Diomendes
Abel Salas
as Bus Driver No. 1
Marco Mondragon
as Bus Driver No. 2
Jose Reyes
as Van Driver
Claudia Benitez
as Woman on Bus
Fredi Bogota
as Gustavo
Tony Marcin
as Celia's Mother
Lourdes Echevarria
as Social Worker
Loudres Perez
as Vendedora
Norma Moreno
as Receptionist
Priscilla Corral
as Dependienta
Rad Wolf
as Guide 3
Arturo Salaz
as Guide 4
Isabel Herrera
as Number Girl
Ramoncita López
as Caseworker
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Critic Reviews for Casa de los Babys

All Critics (106) | Top Critics (33)

Each woman is a cardboard cutout, and the talented actresses here seem boxed in by their roles.

October 17, 2003 | Rating: 2/5

A raw slice of life that goes beyond the obvious external issues.

October 16, 2003 | Rating: 4/5

A jumble of ideas and stunning performances that never coalesce into a satisfying movie.

October 12, 2003 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

It is a story without a story, helpless and wandering, enjoyable for its parts but failing as a whole.

October 10, 2003 | Rating: C-

If most of the characters seem underdeveloped, they are also convincing and interesting.

October 10, 2003 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Sayles is the ultimate "on the other hand" guy, which may make for more thoughtful understanding but which is difficult to translate to film, a medium better suited to the dynamic, the opinionated, and the one-sided.

October 4, 2003 | Rating: B
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Audience Reviews for Casa de los Babys

I don't particularly care for loose-end-endings in which there are certain plotlines left with no resolutions. That is my only qualm with this gem... it was a very important piece of art about the agony of infertility, the clashing of very different cultures but also the similarities between them, and about the love of family.

Dannielle Albert
Dannielle Albert

Super Reviewer


I thougt this movie was just weird.

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer


Excellent! Very intriguing. This movie was definitely worth sitting down and watching for.

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

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