American Sniper has a little problem on its hands and it’s not the naysayers like Seth Rogen or Michael Moore who are calling the film propaganda for war versus the conservative right. It’s about a baby. And it’s really about a fake baby.
Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller play the Kyles and while Chris is away at war in Iraq becoming the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, his wife Taya is home taking care of the family. Well, in a scene in the Clint Eastwood movie, Chris takes a turn at holding their newborn baby and there’s just a little something off about it.
It’s. Not. Real!
We’re told that there was a real baby set to be used in the scene, but that it was sick that day so Eastwood decided to just use a rubber baby instead. He felt that no one would notice. Oh, people are noticing and as someone who saw the movie (check out our American Sniper review), we honestly thought it was quite jarring in a scene that should have been emotionally powerful.
We’ve got that clip right here:
What do you think? Is it a big deal? Should Eastwood have found another baby? And in the end, does it even affect the emotionality of the scene? Let us know in the poll below.
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