Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Director: Roman Polanski

Writers: Ira Levin (novel)

Roman Polanski (screenplay)

Tagline: Pray for Rosemary’s Baby

Plot: A young couple move into a new apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins controlling her life.

Cast: Mia Farrow – Rosemary Woodhouse
John Cassavetes – Guy Woodhouse
Ruth Gordon – Minnie Castevet
Sidney Blackmer – roman Castevet
Maurice Evans – Edward ‘Hutch’ Hutchins

Review (spoilers):

Ok, I’ve heard so many good things about this movie (high imdb ranking, on many sites it was in top 20 horror movies, people were recommending it etc.) so I was very enthusiastic about watching it. The movie starts with Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse moving into a new apartment but their friends warns them about the house being haunted or something like that. Yes, stupid cliche but I liked the atmosphere anyway. Some boring shits occurs, than some more, more and more and blah blah blah, we have a dead girl on the street who mystically killed herself but only day before she told Rosemary she is very happy with her life ( NO WAY, THIS IS SOME SPOOKY SHIT!!!). The whole street scene is ridiculous, actors were either overreacting or not reacting at all. However, the Woodhouses meet the Castevets, and old couple who took care about the dead girl and they are a little freaky. Something is happening for a hour and half or so than film ends. Boring.

I, literally, had a problem with falling asleep during this movie. Almost nothing is happening during the whole movie and than it ends. I was wtf during the last scene. I don’t understand the point of this movie: was it meant to be so stupid or does it have some deeper intelligent meaning about a skinny girl giving birth to a devil’s child and I’m to primitive to get it? Actually, I don’t want to know the answer because both options would be an insult to me.

Let’s now think about those “horrorish” elements in the movie. A very skinny girl with awful haircut is either screaming all the time in the movie/crying/or is hurt, truly scary, I must say. I don’t know how Mia Farrow got this role, her voice is very soft and she too much sounds like a baby. And speaking about irritating voices: check out Ruth Gordon who is playing Minnie Castevet. Let’s make a rule number 1: NO IRRITATING GRANDMAS WITH BLATANT VOICES IN HORROR MOVIES! It ain’t scary, it’s retarded. The only good and “scary” scene in the movie would be the Satan’s rape of Rosemary but it’s supposed to be like a drugged scene of some sort so you don’t understand a thing what’s going on there. I don’t know what to spit on next because there are so many stupid things: movie’s length which could be (if you take out the stupid parts out) 2 hours shorter, almost no plot, “weird” and “freaky” scenes like killing that fat Hutch guy, all that stuff about witches, cults which were clearly not important…

Some people say that Rosemary’s Baby is based on some silent fear. Beats me if I know what is so so silent about Mia Farrow screaming all the time nor what is actually scary. The atmosphere also fails. It’s just boring, I don’t know what’s all fuss about it.

I haven’t read the book yet but I’m sure in one thing – after this movie, I won’t it read at all.

My Rating: 2/10… barely watchable, horribly overrated, stupid and dull. Need more explanation?

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