The Baby is a campy psychodrama from the 1970s that is one crazy, twisted ride. THe story revolves around the Wadsworth family which consists of Mama, two daughters and a 21 year old diaper-clad, bottle sucking baby. A social worker arrives on the scene and tries to rescue Baby form his family. Let the drama begin!
Ruth Roman is absolutely delicious as Mama Wadsworth. Think of her as the love child of Betty Davis in "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane" and Anthony Perkins in "Psycho." Needless to say, she;s one crazy bi-athch! The daughters are equally creepy as well which adds to the fun of the picture.
There's something about this film that is unsettling in a good way. There's so much about it that feels so wrong. It hits your emotional buttons and takes you on a wacky and weird ride.
I won't spoil all the fun for you by giving away the plot. This one need to be experienced scene by scene without knowing what's going on beforehand. Just enjoy it.
Director Ted Post [Mangnum Fiorce, Beneath the Planet of the Apes] keeps The Baby moving at a nice pace, surprising the audience time and time again. While it's not a classic, it sure is a creepy, crazy fun film.
RATING: Very Good.
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