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Casa de los Babys

Director John Sayles (Matewan, Lone Star) is known for his offbeat ensemble dramas. With this latest outing, his skills slip a bit. The story, about a group of women stuck south of the border trying to adopt babies, is an interesting setup. But Sayles expends little or no narrative energy on any of the people involved (including Maggie Gyllenhall, Daryll Hannah and Marcia Gay Hardin). Instead, we get a brief stageplay about several unhappy women sitting around a hotel talking about motherhood, gossiping with one another and twiddling their thumbs. 95 minutes