Birth

Birth (2004)

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Anna: You certainly had me fooled. I thought you were my dead husband... but you're just a little boy in my bathtub.

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Anna: I've met somebody who seems to be Sean... I really hoped that he was Sean. I wanted him to be Sean. But I knew he wasn't... The thing is, I'm falling in love with Sean again. That's what's happening. I need you to tell him to go away. Because I can't do it.

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Anna: What are you doing?
Young Sean: I'm looking at my wife.

Clara: You're not Sean. If you had been Sean, like I'd hoped you had, you would have come to me first.

Young Sean: I'm not Sean... because I love you.
Anna: You make no sense.

Anna: What happened to me was not my fault. There's no way I could have behaved any differently, you now... What I did wasn't my fault. What happended to me wasn't my fault, and I can't be held accountable for it. There is no way I could ever have said to him 'Go away'.I couldn't do it... It was a mistake. And... I'm sorry. But I want to be with you. I want to be with you. Yes, I do. And I want to get married, and... I wanna have a good life, and I wanna be happy. That's all I want - peace.

Clara: You can't go around pretending you're someone you're not.
Young Sean: Well... I can't be Sean... because if Sean was in love with you, I'm in love with Anna, so I'm not Sean.

Joseph: He has no clue how to make something happen. He's living in a land where he's pretending to be something instead of doing the job. And that's the real problem. I'm the one who should be respected, but obviously not.

Eleanor: You know? I never really liked Sean.

Clara: These are her letters to him. Love letters. He gave them to me unopened, to prove that he loved me more.

Anna: You're hurting me.

Continuity mistake: In the bedroom scene where Joseph discusses the boy's letter with Anna, we see Anna putting on her earrings, interestingly enough, her earrings change in each shot. First we see her putting on her 'left' earring while she is still standing by the bureau, then she sits down on the bed and puts on her 'left' earring again, then she stands up - and in the next shot we see her at the buffet where she is suddenly already wearing her 'right' earring, but miraculously missing her 'left' earring. (00:22:00 - 00:23:25)

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Trivia: During the controversial bathtub scene, Cameron Bright was never naked and he and Nicole Kidman were never even in the same room during the filming of the bath scene, apart from one camera shot, and when this shot happened both actors wore special clothes that were not visible to the camera.

Jedd Jong
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Question: Does Sean really possess the spirit of Anna's dead husband, or does the little boy just read the letters he finds buried in the woods, become obsessed with Anna and pretend to be the reincarnation of her husband?

Answer: I would say that he was "in love" with her before reading the letters. Once he read them, he kinda became convinced that he was the reincarnated spirit of her husband. He clearly is not, since the original Sean was not really in love with her.

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