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Casa de los babys (2003)

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A brief look into the South American family life, while showing the hardships surrounding adoption in South America; as six woman are forced to stay in the country while awaiting approval of adopting a baby.

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John Sayles

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John Sayles
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angelina Peláez ... Doña Mercedes
Lizzie Curry Martinez Lizzie Curry Martinez ... Sor Juana (as Lizzie Martínez)
Vanessa Martinez ... Asunción (as Vanessa Martínez)
Amanda Álvarez Amanda Álvarez ... Blanca
Said Martinez Said Martinez ... Eusebio (as Said Martínez)
Abel Salas Abel Salas ... Bus Driver 1
Marco Mondragón Marco Mondragón ... Bus Driver 2
José Reyes José Reyes ... Van Driver
Claudia Benitez Claudia Benitez ... Woman on Bus (as Claudia Benítez)
Ignacio de Anda Ignacio de Anda ... Tito (as Ignacio De Anda)
José Reyes Jr. José Reyes Jr. ... Grande
Emmanuel González Emmanuel González ... Chico
El Flaco de Oro de Acapulco El Flaco de Oro de Acapulco ... El Tuerto (as El Flaco De Oro De Acapulco)
Dave Baez ... Rufino (as David Ortíz)
Blanca Loaria Blanca Loaria ... Socorro
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Storyline

The film was made in Acapulco, Mexico. Six women -- dreamy Eileen, abrasive Nan, athletic Skipper, brusque Leslie, vivacious Jennifer and patient Gayle -- are staying at a hotel in Latin America, run by Señora Muñoz. Fed up with the long delays of the adoption system in the United States, they are passing the days waiting to adopt local children to bring back home with them. Written by Shannon Patrick Sullivan <shannon@mun.ca>

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Taglines:

Six Women. One Dream.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

IFC Films | Official site [Spain]

Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

1 January 2004 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

A Casa dos Bebês See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,456, 21 September 2003

Gross USA:

$478,031

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$525,715
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Leslie: ...You gotta admit, she's a sociopath.
Gayle: Is that anything like a psychopath?
Leslie: With a lower body count, yeah.
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Kelly Ripa/Outkast (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

De Cara a la Pared
(1997)
Performed by Lhasa
(c) 1997 Le Disques Audiogramme
Courtesy of Audiogram
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Classic Sayles - character/culture as relevant as space/time
1 October 2003 | by annienomadSee all my reviews

Once again John Sayles reveals that people and the land are one. That issues that face a region are inseparable from their culture. Or in this case, a clash of cultures. Sayles weaves a tale of co-dependence between rich and poor, love and need, power and abuse. He lets you feel and think but reminds you that life isn't comfortable. That choice is involved and that responsibility and compassion, or the lack of either, carries life-altering consequences.


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