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for Rosemary's baby.
movie is about Rosemary (Mia Farrow), a woman who has to deal
with her husband's sudden acting success and a move into
a building that her friend says is a witches hangout. Oh yeah,
by the way, she was also drugged and raped by the devil and is
unknowingly carrying the spawn of Satan. She gets clues to this
and tries to get help but she finds out that those around her
cannot be trusted.
I had some difficulty determining whether or not I really liked
this film. I really liked Mia Farrow's performance as Rosemary.
She does a good job of making the viewer really feel sorry for
her. We can feel her pain in the first half of her pregnancy and
then her terror as she unravels the conspiracy behind her impending
I was, however, disappointed with the ending of the film. I will
not give a spoiler as to what happens because I do think this
is a movie worth one viewing. Again I was upset and others, I'm
afraid, will also be angry with the conclusion.
There is no blood or gore in this film but there is some nudity.
As to the nudity, I have trouble believing that the body I saw
naked was Mia Farrow's body. Only because she was very thin
and the body that was shown was fuller. There is also a sixties
style psychedelic rape scene. I would be remiss if I did not mention
this because I have some friends who get sick at the mere mention
of rape. For those of you in the same boat... consider yourselves
Overall, I would have to say that I liked this movie more than
I did not like it. The acting is good and the story is intriguing.
Try to borrow it from someone who already owns it or suggest a
friend to rent it and watch it at their expense. Whatever you
do, don't spend too much money on seeing this one.
6 out of 10 smelly necklace charms
(1968) Roman Polanski, Ira Levin
Mia Farrow .... Rosemary Woodhouse
John Cassavetes .... Guy Woodhouse
Ruth Gordon .... Minnie Castevet
Sidney Blackmer .... Roman Castevet
Maurice Evans .... Edward 'Hutch' Hutchins
Ralph Bellamy .... Dr. Abraham Sapirstein
Victoria Vetri .... Terry Gionoffrio (as Angela Dorian)
Patsy Kelly .... Laura-Louise
Elisha Cook Jr. .... Mr. Nicklas (as Elisha Cook)
Emmaline Henry .... Elise Dunstan
Charles Grodin .... Dr. C.C. Hill
Hanna Landy .... Grace Cardiff
Phil Leeds .... Dr. Shand (as Philip Leeds)
D'Urville Martin .... Diego
Hope Summers .... Mrs. Gilmore