History Film / BabyGeniuses

14th Jun '17 8:18:03 AM CosmicFerret
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Dr. Elena Kinder (Turner), CEO of the Babyco corporation, has formulated a method of child rearing (the Kinder method) meant to produce exceptionally intelligent children. To demonstrate its superiority, she arranged for a pair of identical twin boys to be born to a surrogate mother. One of these twins, Whit, was adopted by Dr. Kinder's niece, Robin (Kim Cattrall), and raised as a normal child. The other, Sylvester (nicknamed Sly), was raised in a habitat in Babyco's secret lab, under the guidance of the Kinder method, along with a few other babies. The movie also establishes that babies have their own language and know the secrets of the universe, both of which are forgotten when they "cross over" at age 2. Both Dr. Kinder and Robin's husband Dan (''Series/AllyMcBeal'' star [=Peter MacNicol=]) are researching infant pre-language.

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Dr. Elena Kinder (Turner), CEO of the Babyco corporation, has formulated a method of child rearing (the Kinder method) meant to produce exceptionally intelligent children. To demonstrate its superiority, she arranged for a pair of identical twin boys to be born to a surrogate mother. One of these twins, Whit, was adopted by Dr. Kinder's niece, Robin (Kim Cattrall), and raised as a normal child. The other, Sylvester (nicknamed Sly), was raised in a habitat in Babyco's secret lab, under the guidance of the Kinder method, along with a few other babies. The movie also establishes that babies have their own language and know the secrets of the universe, both of which are forgotten when they "cross over" at age 2. Both Dr. Kinder and Robin's husband Dan (''Series/AllyMcBeal'' star [=Peter MacNicol=]) Creator/PeterMacNicol) are researching infant pre-language.
12th Apr '17 2:40:05 PM fruitstripegum
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2nd Feb '17 9:35:25 AM Mdumas43073
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''Baby Geniuses'' is a 1999 action/comedy directed by Creator/BobClark and starring Creator/KathleenTurner and Creator/ChristopherLloyd. Dr. Elena Kinder, CEO of the Babyco corporation, has formulated a method of child rearing (the Kinder method) meant to produce exceptionally intelligent children. To demonstrate its superiority, she arranged for a pair of identical twin boys to be born to a surrogate mother. One of these twins, Whit, was adopted by Dr. Kinder's niece, Robin (Kim Cattrall), and raised as a normal child. The other, Sylvester (nicknamed Sly), was raised in a habitat in Babyco's secret lab, under the guidance of the Kinder method, along with a few other babies. The movie also establishes that babies have their own language and know the secrets of the universe, both of which are forgotten when they "cross over" at age 2. Both Dr. Kinder and Robin's husband Dan (''Series/AllyMcBeal'' star [=Peter MacNicol=]) are researching infant pre-language.

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''Baby Geniuses'' is a 1999 action/comedy film directed by Creator/BobClark and starring Creator/KathleenTurner and Creator/ChristopherLloyd. Creator/ChristopherLloyd.

Dr. Elena Kinder, Kinder (Turner), CEO of the Babyco corporation, has formulated a method of child rearing (the Kinder method) meant to produce exceptionally intelligent children. To demonstrate its superiority, she arranged for a pair of identical twin boys to be born to a surrogate mother. One of these twins, Whit, was adopted by Dr. Kinder's niece, Robin (Kim Cattrall), and raised as a normal child. The other, Sylvester (nicknamed Sly), was raised in a habitat in Babyco's secret lab, under the guidance of the Kinder method, along with a few other babies. The movie also establishes that babies have their own language and know the secrets of the universe, both of which are forgotten when they "cross over" at age 2. Both Dr. Kinder and Robin's husband Dan (''Series/AllyMcBeal'' star [=Peter MacNicol=]) are researching infant pre-language.
9th Nov '16 7:38:30 AM JamesAustin
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A 1999 action/comedy directed by Creator/BobClark and starring ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit's'' Kathleen Turner and Creator/ChristopherLloyd. Dr. Elena Kinder, CEO of the Babyco corporation, has formulated a method of child rearing (the Kinder method) meant to produce exceptionally intelligent children. To demonstrate its superiority, she arranged for a pair of identical twin boys to be born to a surrogate mother. One of these twins, Whit, was adopted by Dr. Kinder's niece, Robin (Kim Cattrall), and raised as a normal child. The other, Sylvester (nicknamed Sly), was raised in a habitat in Babyco's secret lab, under the guidance of the Kinder method, along with a few other babies. The movie also establishes that babies have their own language and know the secrets of the universe, both of which are forgotten when they "cross over" at age 2. Both Dr. Kinder and Robin's husband Dan (''Series/AllyMcBeal'' star [=Peter MacNicol=]) are researching infant pre-language.

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''Baby Geniuses'' is a
1999 action/comedy directed by Creator/BobClark and starring ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit's'' Kathleen Turner Creator/KathleenTurner and Creator/ChristopherLloyd. Dr. Elena Kinder, CEO of the Babyco corporation, has formulated a method of child rearing (the Kinder method) meant to produce exceptionally intelligent children. To demonstrate its superiority, she arranged for a pair of identical twin boys to be born to a surrogate mother. One of these twins, Whit, was adopted by Dr. Kinder's niece, Robin (Kim Cattrall), and raised as a normal child. The other, Sylvester (nicknamed Sly), was raised in a habitat in Babyco's secret lab, under the guidance of the Kinder method, along with a few other babies. The movie also establishes that babies have their own language and know the secrets of the universe, both of which are forgotten when they "cross over" at age 2. Both Dr. Kinder and Robin's husband Dan (''Series/AllyMcBeal'' star [=Peter MacNicol=]) are researching infant pre-language.
4th Sep '16 5:08:12 AM erforce
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* AllGermansAreNazis: Implied in the third film. The British have a Literature/SherlockHolmes expy, the French have an [[Film/PinkPanther Inspector Clouseau]] expy, the Italians have a [[OliveGarden random pizza baker]], and the Germans have... [[UsefulNotes/TheGestapo Herr]] [[Series/AlloAllo Flick]]?

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* AllGermansAreNazis: Implied in the third film. The British have a Literature/SherlockHolmes expy, the French have an [[Film/PinkPanther [[Franchise/ThePinkPanther Inspector Clouseau]] expy, the Italians have a [[OliveGarden random pizza baker]], and the Germans have... [[UsefulNotes/TheGestapo Herr]] [[Series/AlloAllo Flick]]?
20th Apr '16 7:35:03 AM rjd1922
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* GrowingUpSucks: When babies turn 2, they cross over and forget everything they knew.

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* GrowingUpSucks: When babies turn 2, two, they cross over and forget everything they knew.


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* ThematicSeries: Besides all having talking, intelligent babies, the movies don't really have anything to do with each other.
2nd Feb '16 4:00:27 PM jameygamer
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The film was critically panned; it was ranked by leading film critic Creator/RogerEbert as one of his most hated movies. However, despite being savaged on all sides by critics, it made about triple its budget. It was followed by a sequel, ''[=SuperBabies=]: Baby Geniuses 2'', which starred Creator/JonVoight, in 2004. As of June 2015 resides in the top twenty of the [[Website/{{IMDB}} Internet Movie Database's]] [[http://www.imdb.com/chart/bottom Bottom 100 list]] (the original used to be on the list as well, but has since fallen off). And even though neither of the original films were extremely successful, Clark planned a ''third'' movie, which has been released as a DirectToVideo movie titled ''Baby Geniuses and the Mystery of the Crown Jewels'' (which was originally going to be a TV show called ''Baby Geniuses: Baby Squad Investigators''), but since [[AuthorExistenceFailure he died in 2007]], a new director had to come in. A ''fourth'' movie has been released too, and a fifth soon followed.

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The film was critically panned; it was ranked by leading film critic Creator/RogerEbert as [[RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList one of his most hated movies. movies.]] However, despite being savaged on all sides by critics, it made about triple its budget. It was followed by a sequel, ''[=SuperBabies=]: Baby Geniuses 2'', which starred Creator/JonVoight, in 2004. As of June 2015 resides in the top twenty of the [[Website/{{IMDB}} Internet Movie Database's]] [[http://www.imdb.com/chart/bottom Bottom 100 list]] (the original used to be on the list as well, but has since fallen off). And even though neither of the original films were extremely successful, Clark planned a ''third'' movie, which has been released as a DirectToVideo movie titled ''Baby Geniuses and the Mystery of the Crown Jewels'' (which was originally going to be a TV show called ''Baby Geniuses: Baby Squad Investigators''), but since [[AuthorExistenceFailure he died in 2007]], a new director had to come in. A ''fourth'' movie has been released too, and a fifth soon followed.
26th Nov '15 8:50:09 PM nombretomado
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* StockParody: Sly dancing in the white disco suit from ''SaturdayNightFever'' in the first movie.

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* StockParody: Sly dancing in the white disco suit from ''SaturdayNightFever'' ''Film/SaturdayNightFever'' in the first movie.
27th Oct '15 5:25:24 PM MarkLungo
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The film was critically panned; it was ranked by leading film critic Creator/RogerEbert as one of his most hated movies. However, despite being savaged on all sides by critics, it made about triple its budget. It was followed by a sequel, ''[=SuperBabies=]: Baby Geniuses 2'', which starred Creator/JonVoight, in 2004. As of June 2015 resides in the top twenty of the [[Website/{{IMDB}} Internet Movie Database's]] [[http://www.imdb.com/chart/bottom Bottom 100 list]] (the original used to be on the list as well, but has since fallen off). And even though neither of original films were extremely successful, Clark planned a ''third'' movie, which has been released as a DirectToVideo movie titled ''Baby Geniuses and the Mystery of the Crown Jewels'' (which was originally going to be a TV show called "Baby Geniuses: Baby Squad Investigators"), but since [[AuthorExistenceFailure he died in 2007]], a new director had to come in. A ''fourth'' movie has been released too, and a fifth soon followed.

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The film was critically panned; it was ranked by leading film critic Creator/RogerEbert as one of his most hated movies. However, despite being savaged on all sides by critics, it made about triple its budget. It was followed by a sequel, ''[=SuperBabies=]: Baby Geniuses 2'', which starred Creator/JonVoight, in 2004. As of June 2015 resides in the top twenty of the [[Website/{{IMDB}} Internet Movie Database's]] [[http://www.imdb.com/chart/bottom Bottom 100 list]] (the original used to be on the list as well, but has since fallen off). And even though neither of the original films were extremely successful, Clark planned a ''third'' movie, which has been released as a DirectToVideo movie titled ''Baby Geniuses and the Mystery of the Crown Jewels'' (which was originally going to be a TV show called "Baby ''Baby Geniuses: Baby Squad Investigators"), Investigators''), but since [[AuthorExistenceFailure he died in 2007]], a new director had to come in. A ''fourth'' movie has been released too, and a fifth soon followed.



* AwardBaitSong: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GjKlF9mhl0 A Gift of Love]]" by Randy Travis.

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* AwardBaitSong: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GjKlF9mhl0 A Gift of Love]]" by Randy Travis.Music/RandyTravis.
27th Oct '15 5:24:12 PM MarkLungo
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* AllGermansAreNazis: Implied in the third film. The British have a Literature/SherlockHolmes expy, the French have an [[Film/PinkPanther Inspector Clouseau]] expy, the Italians have a [[OliveGarden random pizza baker]], and the Germans have... [[GeStaPo Herr]] [[Series/AlloAllo Flick]]?

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* AllGermansAreNazis: Implied in the third film. The British have a Literature/SherlockHolmes expy, the French have an [[Film/PinkPanther Inspector Clouseau]] expy, the Italians have a [[OliveGarden random pizza baker]], and the Germans have... [[GeStaPo [[UsefulNotes/TheGestapo Herr]] [[Series/AlloAllo Flick]]?



* WhamLine: [[spoiler: "You think I went to all this trouble just because dad liked you best?!?"]]

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* WhamLine: [[spoiler: "You think I went to all this trouble just because dad liked you best?!?"]]best?!?"]]
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