Fake baby steals ‘American Sniper’ scene

Moviegoers and critics weren't fooled

(CNN) – It’s hard to resist sniping at ‘American Sniper’ once you notice what’s wrong with this scene. She may sound like she’s crying, but she doesn’t have a heartbeat, and moviegoers weren’t fooled.

Moviegoer Merrell Daly said, “You were like, ‘That’s a fake baby!’ Like, why couldn’t they get a real one?”

Movie critic Drew McWeeny wasn’t fooled either. “Yeah, during that scene which was a heavy scene, I started laughing; then had to bite my hand ’cause nobody else was reacting.”

But they are now, with tweets like, ‘if that fake baby from American Sniper doesn’t get a Best Supporting Fake Baby nomination, I will be outraged.’

Bradley Cooper and his movie wife, Sienna Miller, did their best to make the fake baby convincing, but, according to McWeeny, “When that baby hit, everything went away except that baby.”

Journalist Mark Harris joked, nice candid shot of one of the actors who worked with Bradley Cooper in American Sniper. The filmmakers did try to use a real baby, but things went amiss. In a since-deleted tweet, screenwriter Jason Hall said, ‘hate to ruin the fun, but real baby #1 showed up with a fever. Real baby #2 was no show.’

Now dolls are popping up in mockery, but why would Clint Eastwood settle for a fake?

McWeeny says, “Eastwood shoots so fast, and is notorious for one or two takes; then you move on. I’m guessing the baby was the last thing he cared about in that scene.”

It seems like the kind of thing you could go down to Toys R Us and pick up. But Fake Baby now has her own Twitter account, and tweeted, ‘I am not straight from Toys R Us. Thank you very much.’

In the midst of this deadly serious scene, we’re obsessed with Bradley Cooper moving his thumb to make the baby’s arm move. Cooper deserves an award for Best Grunt While Picking up a Practically Weightless Plastic Baby.

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