Summary: This is an awesome documentary. we get to see how four babies from different parts of the world have the first experience basic emotions like surprise, happiness, frustration, rage, boredom, even bullying! And we see how they naturally go through those first stages of self-discovery, social interaction and how they learn about the world around them. There really are no words that can do it justice.
Summary: The concept of the film was great, the execution was incomplete. They needed to include a bigger representation of babies across the globe. The lifestyle of the babies of third world countries were truly jaw dropping, and created a hunger to see more. It felt like a glimpse rather than a complete documentary.
Summary: This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. If you're not raising a baby or enjoying new grandchild, you might find this underwhelming. At times it catches some lovely moments, but other times I felt uncomfortable to be watching other people's intimate interactions. It happened most often with the African family because the scene stayed pretty much the same and so did the interactions.
Summary: This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. At a party, in Max Mayer's "Adam", a proud mother tells Beth(Rose Byrne) and Adam(Hugh Dancy), "You gotta see the baby," then as a mere formality, asks, "Would you like to see the video?" Afflicted with Asperger's Syndrome, Beth's date answers, "No, thank you," because people with the autism spectrum disorder have a pathological need to be honest.
Summary: Watching Mari from Tokyo and Hattie from San Francisco get activities to do, or sitting down to parent and toddler activities or reading time, was contrasted by Bayarjargal in Mongolia and Ponjiao in Namibia learning through exploring their world around them and by playing with the puppies, baby goats, calves.
Summary: I must say I'm not one to go gaga over the first baby I come across ... in fact more often than not I found babies plain annoying! However I enjoyed this film ... So I can imagine if you actually like Babies you'll adore this. It's a pleasant 80 minutes in the company of four babies from different part of the world. With no dialogues or commentary, it is very much a "fly on the wall" type documentary demonstrating more similarities than differences between the toddlers .