Sunday, June 13, 2010
BABY TALK. Share movies featuring babies, linking back here at the Bumbles.
Away We Go. Sam Mendes of Revolutionary Road and American Beauty directed this lovely little road film starring John Krasinski of The Office (hidden behind a bushy beard and glasses) and Maya Rudolph of SNL. These expectant parents travel around the country, trying to find the right place to settle down and raise the baby she's carrying. Not only does mommy-to-be keep getting bigger and bigger, which reminds us that a wee one is imminent, they visit parents and kids in their travels. (Maggie Gyllenhaal is the funniest and most disturbing new mom in recent memory.)
Terms of Endearment. This modern classic is a love story between a mother and daughter. The tenor of their relationship is established early on when Aurora stands gazing at peacefully sleeping Emma and then starts worrying that the baby isn't asleep at all, but dead. She is so paniced she practically climbs into the crib. Realizing she won't fit, she pinches the baby. Once Emma starts screaming in pain, Aurora is reassured that her baby is fine. The encounter between baby and mama shows us how deeply Aurora cares, but how important it is to her that Emma behave as Aurora wishes and in the way she expects.