Casa de los Babys [DVD] [2003]

John Sayles directs a superb cast in this drama about six American women attempting to adopt children in Latin America, which arrives on DVD in a respectful fashion. Casa de los Babys has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Surround; the dialogue is primarily in English with some Spanish, and optional subtitles in English and Spanish are included. This edition also features a commentary track from director and screenwriter Sayles, two short documentaries on the making of the film, and the original theatrical trailer.
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Overview

Special Features

  • Audio commentary by director John Sayles
  • "The Making of Casa de los Babys" featurette
  • "Beyond Borders" documentary
  • "On Location With John Sayles" documentary
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Casa de los Babys
John Sayles' Casa de los Babys tells the tale of a half-dozen American women who travel to Latin America in order to pick up their adopted children. They all stay at the same motel while they each wade through the bureaucracy. Sharing with each other their fears, hopes, dreams, and frustrations at the thoughts of becoming mothers comprises the majority of the drama in the film. The cast includes Maggie Gyllenhaal, Daryl Hannah, Marcia Gay Harden, Susan Lynch, Mary Steenburgen, Lili Taylor, and Rita Moreno. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Maggie Gyllenhaal
    Maggie Gyllenhaal - Jennifer
  • Marcia Gay Harden
    Marcia Gay Harden - Nan
  • Daryl Hannah
    Daryl Hannah - Skipper
  • Susan Lynch
    Susan Lynch - Eileen
  • Mary Steenburgen
    Mary Steenburgen - Gayle
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