Horror | English | 136 minutes
Guy and Rosemary Woodhouse rent an apartment in the Bramford, a large Gothic building on the Upper West Side in Manhattan. They meet their next-door neighbors, Minnie and Roman Castevet. Guy lands an important role in a play and the couple decides to have a baby. When Rosemary becomes pregnant, the Castevets insist Rosemary go to their close physician, Dr. Abraham Sapirstein. Three months later, Rosemary suspects that Dr. Sapirstein and the Castevets belong to a Satanic cult and have sinister plans for her baby. Rosemary gives birth and Dr. Sapirstein informs her the infant was still born. Rosemary enters the Castevets apartment when she hears a crying baby. The baby is in a bassinet. When Rosemary asks about the baby, Roman tells her the baby is now Satan’s son.
Why Stream This Film?
Rosemary’s Baby is a horror film like no other, frighteningly directed and written by Roman Polanski. How about this: it’s the story of a pregnant woman who suspects that an evil cult will take away her baby for use in their rituals. OMG.
- Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 96%
- Metacritic Score: 96
Academy Awards: Winner, Best Supporting Actress (Ruth Gordon); Nominated, Best Screenplay (Roman Polanski)
Golden Globes Awards: Winner, Best Supporting Actress (Ruth Gordon)
The film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, being deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
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Several exhilarating milestones are achieved in ROSEMARY’S BABY, an excellent film version of Levin’s diabolical chiller novel. Writer-director Roman Polanski has triumphed in his first U.S.-made film. The film holds attention without explicit violence or gore.
Roman Polanski’s ROSEMARY’S BABY is a brooding, macabre film, filled with the sense of the unthinkable danger. Strangely enough it also has an eerie sense of humor almost until the end. It is very good. A great deal of the credit for this achievement must go to Mia Farrow as Rosemary and Ruth Gordon as Mrs. Castevet, the next-door neighbor. Here are two of the finest performances by actresses this year.
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