Rosemary's Baby

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"Conceived in terror. Born in fear."
  • Approved
  • 1968
  • 2 hr 16 min
  • 8.0  (232,704)
  • 96

Rosemary's Baby is a 1968 American psychological horror movie directed by Roman Polanski. The story follows the life of a pregnant woman named Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow) and her husband Guy (John Cassavetes), who move into an old New York City apartment building called The Bramford. Soon after they move in, they meet their neighbors, an elderly couple named Roman and Minnie Castevet (Sidney Blackmer and Ruth Gordon), who take a vested interest in the young couple.

As Rosemary becomes increasingly pregnant, she begins to experience strange occurrences including hallucinations and disturbing dreams involving a group of people who are performing rituals in her apartment building. Her husband Guy becomes more distant and preoccupied with his career, leaving Rosemary to feel isolated and helpless. She begins to investigate the history of The Bramford and its inhabitants, discovering a terrifying hidden history that leads her to question the intentions of her neighbors and her own pregnancy.

Mia Farrow's performance as Rosemary is a standout, with her character's naïveté and vulnerability serving as a stark contrast to the sinister motives of the other characters. Her physical transformation throughout the course of her pregnancy helps to emphasize her deteriorating mental state.

John Cassavetes gives a convincing performance as Rosemary's husband, Guy. He is set on achieving success in his career and seems to be more interested in advancing that than helping his wife or listening to her concerns. Ruth Gordon, who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Minnie Castevet, is delightfully odd and provides some much-needed comic relief amidst the horror.

One of the most effective aspects of the movie is its use of suspense and ambiguity. The audience is left to question whether Rosemary's experiences are real or simply in her head, which only adds to the terror. The score, composed by Krzysztof Komeda, is haunting and adds to the unease of the film.

The movie also addresses themes of women's rights and autonomy over their bodies. This is particularly evident in Rosemary's interactions with her male doctor, who dismisses her concerns about her pregnancy and constantly refers to her husband as the ultimate decision-maker. This is a relevant topic even today, further proving the timelessness of the movie and its relevance in sparking conversations about women's rights.

Overall, Rosemary's Baby is a masterfully crafted horror movie that continues to hold up over time. It is a movie that will leave you with many questions about what is real and who to trust. If you are a fan of horror movies, you won't want to miss this one.

Rosemary's Baby is a 1968 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 16 minutes. It has received outstanding reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.0 and a MetaScore of 96.

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