Theatrical Release: January 7, 2005


“Birth” is a romantic drama set in New York’s Upper East Side. Anna (Nicole Kidman) lives with her mother (Lauren Bacall) and is engaged to be married to Joseph (Danny Huston) after being widowed for 10 years. But Anna meets a 10-year-old boy named Sean (Cameron Bright) who claims to be her reincarnated dead husband. As Anna spends time with this mysterious boy, she is understandably skeptical about his claims. But she is drawn to this intense little boy and his convincing answers to her probing questions. He knows private and intimate details and is so bold in his love for her that Anna believes in and hopes that he is whom he says he is. Wedding plans are put on hold as is her love for her fiancé. She becomes infatuated with the thought that in 11 more years she could actually marry this young man and that her life with her dead husband could be reborn.

Dove Review

“Birth” is a movie that has no values or purpose. Anna is too easily deceived into believing that a young boy is her reincarnated husband based on sketchy answers to her questions. The nude sex scene has no other purpose other than nudity or salaciousness for its own sake. The plot is ill conceived and doesn’t flow well. The opening half hour was so slow I almost fell asleep. In my opinion, this movie should never have been born.

Content Description

Sex: Unmarried couple engage in intercourse on screen. Young boy takes bath with older woman.
Language: C-1.
Violence: Man chases boy around a room and spanks boy.
Drugs: None
Nudity: Woman's breast. Male rear nudity during sex.
Other: Woman believes her dead husband is reincarnated as a young boy.


Company: New Line/Fine Line
Writer: Milo Addica
Director: Jonathan Glazer
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 100 min.
Industry Rating: R
Reviewer: Scott Rolfe