The Baby Dance (1998)

TV Movie   |  TV-14   |    |  Drama


The Baby Dance (1998) Poster

Wanda (Laura Dern) is a dirt-poor Louisiana mother pregnant with her fifth child who answers a wealthy couple's "baby wanted" ad. Rachel (Stockard Channing) is the would-be adoptive mother who quietly clashes with Laura at every turn.

TIP
Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.

6.6/10
370

Photos


See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


3 October 2006 | annakulpa
9
| An understated drama with big impact.
What a refreshing experience to watch a film where simply superb acting tells the story. Overblown scenes of emotion are almost absent,despite the sensitive subject matter,and yet this has so much more effect. The film has a documentary like quality, which gave me the feeling that I was quietly accompanying the characters on their difficult journeys, as well as learning about different ways of life in another country & community. I felt that this film was not made with the intention to bias the viewer towards any particular party, each of whom had extremely difficult decisions to make & situations to deal with. I like it when I don't have to have 'the moral of the story' rammed down my throat & am left to open ended pondering, which lasts until long after the end of the film.

From time to time simply portrayed scenes of family life add beauty, contrast & poignancy to the story line. It may seem far removed, but 'The Baby Dance' reminds me of some of the finest examples of Iranian cinema, such as 'The Apple',where in the midst of seeming catastrophe, life goes on, children play...

I was pleasantly surprised that what I thought was going to be a rather trashy 'Tug of love baby' drama, turned out to be a moving & superbly crafted work,which I would like to watch again.

Our Favorite Trailers of the Week

See our favorite trailers in under a minute, including a first look at Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the newest comedy from Amy Poehler.

Watch our trailer of trailers

Featured on IMDb

Check out our guide to superheroes, horror movies, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com