The Baby

The Baby

the baby hangs hog like three times.

coming to understand that one of my favorite reactions a movie can get out of me is the bewildered eyebrow raise. Love it when a film throws something inconceivable at me! The Baby does a LOT of that. Peak nearly-unwatchably-uncomfortably awkward cinema. even in scenes where the titular Baby isn't onscreen the impossible-to-ignore fact that the baby they spend so much time talking about and fretting over and car-chasing for is not in fact a perfectly normal baby but is, in fact, an adult man, perhaps as old as 35, who dresses, behaves, and for all intents and purposes, is, a baby. nobody in this movie looks like a person, not fully, they all look like theyve got small amounts of prosthetics on them to elongate or exaggerate their features. I almost stopped watching this 15 minutes in because I watched it (and am now writing about it) while particularly high and was worried I was going to laugh too hard at The Baby and annoy my girlfriend who is in the same room as me, but, for her own good, not also watching The Baby, the film in which an adult man is force-age-regressed(??) by his mom and sisters, and that therein lies the horror of the film. The mixture of actual baby noises, dubbed in baby voices performed by a woman, and baby noises from the onscreen actor is sincerely disorienting and adds another unbearable level of "jesus christ how is the baby eliciting such a visceral reaction from me", in league with how many fucking long takes there are. Everyone wants to fuck the baby!!! Good god!!!! Everyone is operating on 400 volts of psychosis-induced-regression!!! Even the social worker! There are no protagonists but the man who is also a baby. Glad I stuck it thru and got over the initial The Baby Chuckle Hump. Scary!!!!!!!!!!