Well, I just experienced déjà vu again. After watching the first 10 minutes of 'Birth' (2004) it seemed very familiar, as if perhaps, I had seen it before. Although as I kept watching nothing really seemed familiar except for that first scene where Anne Heche is burying something in the dirt. As I neared the end of the movie, I realized that I had seen it, but didn't remember any of it because there really wasn't much to remember (except for the creepy bathtub scene with Nicole Kidman and 10 year old Cameron Bright.)
I love creepy, scary movies, especially about reincarnation, so I was willing to put the time in. However, this was just creepy in a more pediphile/adultiphile sort of way.
The short description-- Nicole Kidman's dead husband is reincarnated and is now 10 years old and has convinced Nicole that it's really him.
SPOILERS coming up.
Ok that's cool, maybe it really is her husband. They certainly make you think that in the first minute as her husband dies and a baby is born. So after Sean enters Anna's life (within the first 15 minutes) the movie slows waaay down. It has now become work to watch it. But that's ok, because I can't wait to see how they're going to tie up this reincarnation thing. Hopefully, it will be worth the wait!
Anna dumps her fiancé for 10 year old Sean. After all, he was deemed crazy when he finally lost it and tried to 'spank' Sean after he caught them in the tub together. He had to teach Sean some respect! Really, putting him over his knee and spanking him?!! Yeesh.
Well the tub scene might not have been so creepy considering that Sean was really her husband, right? Or was he? The end of the movie takes a little twist as Anne Heche proves that he couldn't be Sean because her and Sean were lovers and he would have come to her first. So now get this... The thing that Anne Heche was burying were all the love letters that Anna had written to Sean. She hated Anna, and was going to give them to her as an engagement present but at the last minute, had a change of heart and buried them instead, in a shallow grave outside the apartment building. Sean saw her and dug them up and read them and believed then that he was really Anna's husband. Anne Heche found the letters in his backpack and knew that he had read them because they were all open. When the real Sean had given them to her they were sealed, because he wanted to prove that he loved her more than he loved Anna, so he never opened them.
LAME... LAME... LAME
So he wasn't really her husband, just a very disturbed 10 year old?!!
In the end, Anna marries the other guy. We see their wedding and then the last scene is her, walking into the ocean in her wedding dress... Her new husband gets her, she is crying hysterically... The End. Huh?!
Not worth the wait.