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I have an 11, 9, 6, and 3 year old. Any reason watching this movie with them wouldn't be a good idea?

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I got kinda bored watching it towards the end. I found two of the babies lives very cool and the other two were pretty boring to me.
Otherwise, I wouldn't hesitate to show it to kids of any age, assuming you're fine with them seeing naked women and babies. I'm sure it'll spark some interesting discussions about how things differ in the 4 different countries.

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I've got no issues with nudity, LOL! I'm sitting here with no pants on. (In my defense, these babies have this weird need to kick like crazy against any and all waist bands).

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Very good choice. DS, at 2.5, was pretty attentive the whole way through, and it was his first film in a theater. He still likes to watch the trailer on YouTube.

Just today, I asked our library to order it.

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I'd like to watch this, but I know my boys (7 and 10) would be bored. They like movies with strong plots. Can't think of any other reason not to show it to them, though.
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I won't mind if my 11-year-old bugs out. I'll be interested to see if he likes it.

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It was a big hit. The eleven year old balked a bit, and ended up reading a book, but everyone else loved it and my daughter and I actually ended up watching it twice.

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I misread this and thought you said BARBIE movie. I was going to recommend Barbie and the Diamond Castle, the music is fun
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I found two of the babies lives very cool and the other two were pretty boring to me.
I'm sorry, I just find this line really funny....hee hee...

I've always wondered if that movie would be better with narration. (I haven't seen it yet)

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We actually added our own narration and comments. DH said it was like Mystery Baby Theater 3000.

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We actually added our own narration and comments. DH said it was like Mystery Baby Theater 3000.
now that actually would have helped. I saw in the theatre with my 7 yo and she kept asking questions. I agree it got a bit dull at the end.

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I misread this and thought you said BARBIE movie. I was going to recommend Barbie and the Diamond Castle, the music is fun
I thought it said "Barbie" at first too

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It was a big hit. The eleven year old balked a bit, and ended up reading a book, but everyone else loved it and my daughter and I actually ended up watching it twice.
Good to know! We have really been wanting to watch it

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It was a lot of fun. I might even have to buy the DVD!

I was really afraid the Mongolian baby was going to be eaten by a yak. I'm glad that didn't happen. And my decidedly American six-year-old was freaking out about wanting to baby-proof the yurt.

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We actually added our own narration and comments. DH said it was like Mystery Baby Theater 3000.
We have a hard time not doing that to just about everything we watch around here.

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We watched it the other night with our 8 & 4 year old and we all enjoyed it. I loved the naughty big brother and the African babies the best!

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Ooohh! We watched it a couple of days ago, and really enjoyed it. My toddler appeared hipnotized by it, haha!
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We watched it tonight. I loved it. My son (11) enjoyed it. We laughed at the Mongolian family's cat! OMG, what a sweet cat that was, letting the little boy pull it around by a leash like that and then clawing it. I don't have a lot of experience with cats, but I was impressed with that one!
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We're going to rent it. Which babies' lives were boring, and why? (I have a clue... )
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IMO, American baby and urban Japanese baby were pretty unexciting. They were just so sheltered.
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The little diva fit the Japanese baby threw was pretty masterful though.

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One thing missing from the movie which I would have loved to see is how they slept. I was curious if the Mongolian family all slept together in that bed? Also would have loved to see how the African families slept, and would have liked to have seen the African dads?
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Annettemarie, I had almost forgotten that! She had a fascinating personality. So did the San Francisco baby - I loved the moment when she tried to flee the music class. I just found their surroundings less than dramatic.
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Annettemarie, I had almost forgotten that! She had a fascinating personality. So did the San Francisco baby - I loved the moment when she tried to flee the music class. I just found their surroundings less than dramatic.
I couldn't tell if it was a music class or some sort of cult meeting. But yeah, I suspect the reason I found those two less fascinating than the other two is that Mari and Hattie's surroundings were too much like I was used to. Seeing a rooster walk across a baby? Now that was good entertainment.

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Baby + yaks = total fascination.

The African baby and her willingness/ability to put practically her entire environment into her mouth was pretty entertaining too.
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Baby + yaks = total fascination.

The African baby and her willingness/ability to put practically her entire environment into her mouth was pretty entertaining too.
My running FB commentary was "MMMmmm... dirt.. nom nom nom... Mmmmmmm.... brother... nom nom nom... Mmmmm... rocks... nom nom nom..."

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