16 July 2010
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
The name is an anagram.
So basically: A young couple, Rosemary and Guy, move into a new apartment in downtown Manhattan. Rosemary meets a girl around her age in the laundry room who tells her she's staying with an elderly couple, who happen to be their neighbours. That same night, the girl commits suicide and Rosemary and Guy are introduced to the elderly couple, Minnie and Roman. They then become friends. Soon, Guy suggests they get pregnant. The night of the conception, Rosemary passes out and has what seems to be a bizarre dream. When she wakes up, she discovers her husband has taken advantage of her and she is now pregnant.
This might have been a good book, I've never read it, but it fails as a movie. I'm not really a fan of Roman Polanski, either. The premise of the movie is interesting, but the movie itself is not. It's supposed to be a horror film, but it's not at all scary - this is coming from someone who is frightened of practically everything (friend I watched the movie with). The whole thing was very predictable. I wasn't once questioning what was going on, it was obvi the old couple and obvi Satan's baby. There was absolutely no suspense!
I don't get why people like this movie. It totes does not deserve the "prestige" of the list.
Ziggi seal of disapproval!