Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Thomas Balmès|
|Produced by||Alain Chabat|
|Music by||Bruno Coulais|
|Edited by||Reynald Bertrand
|Distributed by||Focus Features|
|Running time||79 minutes|
Babies, also known as Baby(ies) and Bébé(s), is a 2010 French documentary film by Thomas Balmès that follows four humans through their first year after birth. Two of the babies featured in the film are from rural areas: Ponijao from Opuwo, Namibia, and Bayar(jargal) from Bayanchandmani, Mongolia, and two are from urban areas: Mari from Tokyo, Japan, and Hattie from San Francisco, U.S. The film was released in the United States by Focus Features on 7 May 2010. The movie has grossed over a million dollars, entering at the box office at number ten.
Babies received generally positive reviews. 69% of ninety-one reviews on the site Rotten Tomatoes favored the film. The site's consensus is that "Babies is a joyous celebration of humankind that's loaded with adorable images, but it lacks insight and depth."  The film received a score of sixty-three on Metacritic. Owen Gleiberman, a reviewer for Entertainment Weekly, called Babies a crowd-pleaser and gave it a "B". Katey Rich of Cinema Blend called the film "brilliantly simple". This film is rated PG for cultural and maternal nudity.
With the widest release in 543 theaters(Domestic) the film grossed $7,320,323 at Domestic box office and $2,175,039 at Foreign box office for a worldwide gross of $9,495,362.
- Focus Features, "Babies Film Synopsis", Retrieved 29 May 2010.
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- Internet Movie Database, "Release dates for Bébé(s)", Retrieved 29 May 2010.
- Rotten Tomatoes, "Babies (2010)", Retrieved 29 May 2010.
- Owen Gleiberman, "Movie Review: Babies", Entertainment Weekly, 6 May 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2010.
- Katey Rich, "Babies – Review", Cinema Blend, 3 May 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2010.
- "Babies". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
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