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"Careful what you wish for."
  • R
  • 2004
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 6.2  (39,979)
  • 51

Birth, a 2004 drama film, stars Nicole Kidman, Cameron Bright, and Lauren Bacall. Directed by Jonathan Glazer, the movie revolves around a sudden appearance of a 10-year-old boy who claims to be the reincarnation of Anna's (Nicole Kidman) dead husband, Sean. Anna is a widow who has moved on with her life after Sean's death, until the boy named Joseph (Cameron Bright) comes along, leaving her conflicted, confused, and entangled in a web of unsettling events.

The film opens with Anna and Sean taking a peaceful winter walk in Central Park, as Sean suddenly collapses on the ice and dies. After Sean's death, Anna moves to a new apartment and meets Joseph again after ten years. Joseph claims to be Sean's reincarnation, and Anna finds herself drawn to this young boy who knows things about her past that only Sean would know.

Anna is reluctant to believe Joseph's claims, but as he speaks about details of their past life together, Anna's skepticism begins to waver. This ultimately leads up to a sequence of events that become increasingly stranger and intricate as Anna gets closer and more personal with the young boy.

As the drama unfolds, Anna's family and friends grow concerned about her relationship with Joseph. They begin to question her sanity, and her mother Eleanor (Lauren Bacall) becomes increasingly obsessed with the idea that Anna has lost her mind. Anna finds herself at a crossroads between her previous life with Sean and this inexplicable connection she feels with Joseph.

Birth is shot in a brooding, atmospheric style that heightens its surreal and mysterious quality. The film features strong performances from its cast. Nicole Kidman delivers an ethereal performance as Anna, oscillating between her history with Sean and her burgeoning relationship with Joseph. Cameron Bright does an excellent job portraying Joseph as a decidedly adult spirit in an enigmatic child's body, while Lauren Bacall delivers a standout performance as a mother plagued by doubts and fears.

Overall, Birth is a haunting and visually striking drama about love and loss, life and death, faith, skepticism, and the manifestations of mysticism in uncertain terrains.

In conclusion, Birth is a must-watch for fans of psychological dramas and thought-provoking stories, featuring a standout performance from Nicole Kidman, Cameron Bright, and Lauren Bacall.

Birth is a 2004 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 51.

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