The ‘Baby Ruby’ Trailer Reveals Kit Harington and Noemie Merlant as Overstressed Parents
In the scary movie coming out in February, the kids aren't doing well.
For some, becoming a parent is meant to be a happy time when a new child joins the family. The official trailer for Baby Ruby shows that becoming a parent is scary for Kit Harington and Noémie Merlant. In this horror-thriller, two parents get more than they bargained for when their first child is born.
The trailer makes it clear right away that it is scary by the way it is lit and sounds. People first see Jo (Merlant) getting ready for a baby shower while she is still pregnant. Soon after, she gives birth. It should be a reason to celebrate, but instead, everyone is waiting for the other shoe to drop, so everything feels tense.
And it does drop, as the trailer uses sounds like the baby’s constant cries and other characters to make what Jo goes through even worse. There are also a few “what the heck?” moments in the trailer to keep things interesting and moving along.
The trailer also makes it look like the movie will talk about some of the general problems that come with being a parent, specifically a mother. Even though it will have things that couldn’t possibly (hopefully) happen in real life, it gives hints about parts of Jo’s life that others may already know. It will be interesting to see how the movie deals with this in a more in-depth way than what’s shown in the trailer.
The story of Baby Ruby is mostly about Jo, a lifestyle entrepreneur who is glowing during her first pregnancy. Even though Jo was happy at first, things start to get worse after she has her baby, Ruby. She can tell that something isn’t quite right. At first, Jo doesn’t believe her instincts because she is sure that everything is fine. Instead, she wonders if something is wrong with her.
Still, new questions come up quickly. Is Ruby not feeling well? And why are the moms in the neighbourhood who seem to have it all together so eager to be her friend? As Jo fights for herself and Ruby, she realises that nothing is as it seems: “At last, she must face the truth of her own darkness and deal with the ultimate human sacrifice: the one mothers make for their children.”