There’s something inherently gripping about babies – particularly your own – and we’re not just talking about that cute newborn reflex. So it should come as little surprise that the French documentary feature, Babies released on May 7 in the States, is being described by critics as ‘fascinating’ and ‘adorable’.
The flick directed by Thomas Balmès follows four babies around the globe, Namibia, Japan, California and Mongolia, from delivery room to toddling stage. Some are calling it this year’s March of the Penguins, and as parents I’m not sure whether we should be charmed or alarmed by that analogy.
Will there be a big screen baby boom, with cartoon dancing versions and stuffed Babies characters lining shop shelves? Will this lead to a ‘babies backlash’ in the manner of this (admittedly hilarious) anti-penguin web site?
I don’t know, but if the trailer’s anything to go by, Babies the film – like its real-life counterparts – will be pretty hard to resist.
Visit the Babies web site to watch the trailer and for release info