What You Need To Know:
(H, LLL, VV, SS, NN, A, M) Humanism; 68 obscenities, 8 profanities & 3 obscene gestures; 4 deaths shown (no blood), riot scenes with beatings, bombs & looting, & one scene where boy is struck on head with police stick (blood shown); several scenes of implied fornication, 2 instances of fondling, phallic references, & an unmarried woman is pregnant; alcohol use & underage drinking; 3 shots of a pornographic picture, & two women shown in underwear; and, overall disrespect for authority (including the principal, teachers and parents) and for the property of others.
In THERE GOES MY BABY, the summer of 1965 marks the end of paradise for the teenagers fresh out of Westwood High School, that is … Pop’s Paradise. The local hamburger stand which has become their hangout must be torn down to make room for the future — a shopping mall. The destruction of Pop’s Paradise represents the departure of the way things were and the challenge for the recent graduates to find their place in a new world, a world that is changing. Set against this tumultuous period, the class of 1965, referred to by LOOK Magazine as the future of this country, must bravely face the uncertainty of the changing events in their journey to becoming adults.
THERE GOES MY BABY takes the viewer back to the era of hamburger stands and sock hops, where life was often footloose and fancy free. Adults will reminisce about the “good old days” and might even be compelled to call up an old high school buddy or sweetheart. The violence of riots and protests sets the mood of the time period but is too mature for the younger audience to view. At the same time, the number of obscenities and profanities, fondling and implied sexual promiscuity, underage drinking and smoking, and the disrespect for authority and for the property of others warrants caution for any viewer. THERE GOES MY BABY is a thought-provoking, emotional movie marred by flagrant immorality.