Cinema: Rent-a-Womb

The Baby Maker begins as if it should have been titled Regeneration Gap and scripted by Timothy Leary. It unabashedly bills itself as a "social comedy of today's world." As the audience absorbs that modest claim, the film opens on Tad (Scott Glenn), mustachioed and lank-haired, wailing with a guitar in his dingy L.A. beach pad. His chick Tish (Barbara Hershey) is off to check out an uptight middle-class couple whose triplex in Brentwood is without child. Seems Mrs. Triplex has had a hysterectomy, and Tish is to audition for a possible rent-a-womb job with Mr. Triplex. There is heavy bread...

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