‘Baby Ruby’ (2022) Movie Review: Scary and Suspenseful in a Good Tandem

Baby Ruby is a horror movie written and directed by Bess Wohl starring Noémie Merlant and Kit Harington.

This is a suprise in her debut as a suspense and horror film director that makes one thing clear: She knows how to direct.

Excellent rhythm and tension.

Storyline

A mother experiences her worst nightmare when, after her daughter Ruby arrives, her world starts turning into a nightmare after she has visions and episodes where she loses her mind, which are all related to her baby.

Movie Review

Baby Ruby movie
Baby Ruby (2022)

This is a movie that stands out more in the directing than in the screenplay, both of these are by the same person. An excellent movie as far as rhythm is concerned and knowing how to keep the tension up, with a balanced editing, filming, good photography and… on top of this, the director manages to get good acting from the main actress Noémie Merlant, who is doubtlessly a very good actress.

Kit Harrington´s role is not so relevant, so not much is done about it (but it sells tickets to see our dear John Snow).

As far as the script: it assiduously resorts to “scares” and these almost always rely on the same bloody plot with not managing, deep down, to become a horror film. It does however, put us into the role of the protagonist who is not the usual “devoted mother”.

This is a film about the psychosis of a woman who has just become a mother. The subject of this film is if she is definitely unbalanced (or not). It does not lead us to clichés and knows how to play with irony on the subject of maternity (bucolic country pic-nics with the rest of the moms, who are much more devoted).

This movie has brilliant scenes and a very good idea: make a horror film about maternity.

Baby Ruby has many virtues, also less fortunate wagers, but this is a movie it is worth watching and judging, because this woman, Bess Wohl has had a good debut as a director.

Our Opinion

This is a good movie filmwise, we can say it is very good. The tension is well done and the main character develops well. It has a great virtue in one thing: keeps the intrigue up until the end.

And we liked the end (a lot).

Release Date

February 3, 2022

Where to Watch Baby Ruby

Apple TV

The Stars: Noémie Merlant y Kit Harington

Noémie Merlant
Noémie Merlant. By Georges Biard, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=55900152

Noémie Merlant

Noémie Merlant is a French actress best known for her roles in films such as “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” (2019) and “A Good Man” (2021). She has also appeared in various TV series, including “Call My Agent!” (2015) and “The Eddy” (2020). She is currently filming the French film “Tomorrow Is Ours”. Merlant has won several awards, including a César Award for Best Actress for her performance in “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”.

Kit Harington

Kit Harington
Kit Harington. Depositphotos
  • Kit Harington is an English actor best known for his role as Jon Snow in the HBO television series Game of Thrones.
  • He was born Christopher Catesby Harington on December 26, 1986 in Acton, London.
  • He attended the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech & Drama in London and graduated in 2008.
  • He made his film debut in a short film titled Slideshow in 2008.
  • He began playing the role of Jon Snow in 2011 and has since appeared in all eight seasons of the show.
  • He was nominated for numerous awards for his portrayal of Jon Snow, including Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series at the 2016 Emmy Awards.
  • He also starred as Robert Catesby in the period drama Gunpowder, which was an adaptation of the historical Gunpowder Plot of 1605.
  • In 2019, Harington appeared as Charlie in the romantic comedy-drama film Xavier and became part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, playing Dane Whitman in Eternals.

Director

Bess Wohl

Bess Wohl

Cast

'Baby Ruby' (2022) Movie Review: Scary and Suspenseful in a Good Tandem
Noémie Merlant / Jo
'Baby Ruby' (2022) Movie Review: Scary and Suspenseful in a Good Tandem
Kit Harington / Spencer
'Baby Ruby' (2022) Movie Review: Scary and Suspenseful in a Good Tandem
Meredith Hagner / Shelly
'Baby Ruby' (2022) Movie Review: Scary and Suspenseful in a Good Tandem
Jayne Atkinson / Doris

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