Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:40:55 GMT — CNN --
Can you spot the fake baby in the most popular movie right now in America? Critics are taking potshots at "American Sniper" over a plastic doll.
It's hard to resist sniping at 'American Sniper' once you notice what's wrong with a serious scene in the movie.
"That baby looks like it's rubber," said Drew McWeeny, film critic.
She may sound like she's crying, but she doesn't have a heartbeat and moviegoers weren't fooled.
"You were like, ' T hat's a fake baby!' Like, why couldn't they get a real one?" asked Merrell Daly, moviegoer.
Nor was this movie critic...
"During that scene, which was a heavy scene, I started laughing; then had to bite my hand 'cause nobody else was reacting," said McWeeny.
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.
One moviegoer even posted that the doll looked like a cabbage patch kid.
Bradley cooper and his movie wife, Sienna Miller, did their best to make the fake baby convincing, but...
"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. Director, Clint Eastwood voice: " G imme the doll, kid."
Now dolls are popping up in mockery, but why would Eastwood settle for a fake?
"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," said McWeeny.
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.