The Baby
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Social worker Ann Gentry (Anjanette Comer) visits her latest assignment, the Wadsworth clan, consisting of a boozy, suffocating matriarch (Ruth Roman); her two demented daughters (Suzanne Zenor and Marianna Hill); and Baby, her 21-year-old son who's being kept in an infantile state, complete with crib and diapers. Ann makes it her mission to rescue Baby, but she's harboring a secret, which leads to an unforgettable finale in this twisted shocker.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Sadistic horror pic that has achieved classic cult status for being so irreverently camp."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Exploitation films don't come much stranger than 1973's The Baby."
‑ Jeremy Heilman,
"There's a master's thesis on The Baby waiting to be written and I'll be first in line to read it, but not because I expect to find the film's provocations tamed or its utter bizarreness gently folded into the seething swamp of things that make us go hmm."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Film Comment Magazine
"... the film has the look and feel of a TV cop drama, and a politically incorrect, outlandish storyline that couldn't be filmed today."
‑ Lucius Gore, ESplatter
"'The Baby' is absolutely gaga. Or should that be goo-goo-gaga? It's a multiple-personality disorder of a film that vacillates among the extremes of weirdo exploitation, psychological horror and social-reform drama."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"You may find yourself giggling with disbelief or maybe just embarrassment"
‑ Shane Burridge,
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