Pretty Baby (1978)

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Pretty Baby (1978)

Pretty Baby (1978)
DVDRip | MKV | 720 x 576 | x264 @ 2856 Kbps | 105 min | 2,38 Gb
Dual Audio: English and Français - AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps (each track)
Subtitles (embedded in MKV): English, Français
Genre: Drama

Director: Louis Malle
Writers: Polly Platt (story), Polly Platt (screenplay)
Stars: Brooke Shields, Keith Carradine, Susan Sarandon

Hattie (Susan Sarandon), a New Orleans hooker, meets a photographer named Bellocq (Keith Carradine) at her brothel one night and, after he photographs her, he befriends her 12-year-old daughter, Violet (Brooke Shields). When Violet is brought on as a working girl by her mother's madam and Hattie skips town to get married, Violet quickly loses her innocence and focuses on reuniting with Bellocq. But a life with Bellocq is compromised for Violet after her mother returns to town.

IMDB - Nominated for 1 Oscar

A beautifully filmed movie which tells a difficult story with a subtlety and power that leaves you thinking about it during odd moments for days. It's that much more disconcerting because all the while you're keenly aware that this isn't based on "a true story" but on millions of true stories throughout history, including today, and in every part of the globe.

Due to my age I'd never seen 'Pretty Baby' in the theater or, for some reason, read much about it. I was aware of the basic plot but didn't know I'd be seeing quite so much of a naked 12 year-old Brooke Shields. A couple of moments were honestly difficult for me to watch, but I've come to the conclusion that the nudity is absolutely essential to the telling of the story. You *have* to be forced to see exactly what those men were paying for.

The brilliance of director Loius Malle's film is that he constantly subverts the audience's desire to be aghast at what we see. The camera finds happy little moments throughout the movie, your mind is left to fill in the ugly realities. This trend continues to the end, which is like a cruel mirror image of the typical happily ever after Hollywood ending.
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Pretty Baby (1978)
Pretty Baby (1978)

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