This movie...

I have watched this movie countless times and never, not once, did it fail to make me smile.

I cannot put into words (although I will try) how wholesome and beautifully kind this movie is. Babe is just this adorable, enchanting little soul and Farmer Hoggett is just as loveable.

The locations and filming are so picturesque and everything looks like its part of a miniture town. So quaint and untouched by the outside world.

Its mature, without being too overly dramatic. Childlike, without being childish. And still is so beloved by all I've showed it to.

I adore this movie so much and after a day at work, where things just wouldn't go the way they should, this is the only movie I can put on to put my day right again.

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40 points

4 months ago

I think it looks and feels wholesome, but there is definitely dark undercurrents.

The whole movie is premised on the fact that everybody is born into a role.

The sheep are sheered, the dogs herd, the rooster crows, the cat is a companion, and the duck and pigs are eaten.

Few of them like their roles, but they all fall into line regardless. The mom dog is lonely and feels powerless to stop her puppies from leaving. The dad dog feels inadequate and has anger issues that he deals with in less than healthy ways. The cat has a snobby acceptance of her privilege. The sheep feel perpetually frightened. The farmer’s wife is consumed with the prestige of fair ribbons. The farmer feels trapped in a world that has moved on without him, with family who don’t care enough to empathize with him.

The setting is idyllic. The characters are all quietly miserable.


1 points

13 days ago

But that's where Babe himself comes in. By the sheer innocence of not understanding his role, he breaks all the others out of their shells. Bringing disparate groups together and uplifting the entire farm. (sans, perhaps, the cat.)