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Baby Boom

PG| 1 hr. 51 min.

Plot Summary
J.C. Wiatt (Diane Keaton) is a New York City businesswoman who is married to her job and has a relationship with Steven (Harold Ramis), a successful investment broker. J.C.'s life takes an unexpected turn when a relative suddenly dies and makes her the caretaker of a baby girl. Soon, the baby's arrival causes J.C. to lose first Steven, and then her job. She moves to Vermont and embarks on a series of life-changing events. But when offered the opportunity, will she return to her corporate ways?

Cast: Diane Keaton , Harold Ramis , Sam Shepard , Sam Wanamaker , James Spader , Pat Hingle , Britt Leach , Mary Gross

Director: Charles Shyer

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: United Artists

Baby Boom (1987)

Release Date: October 7th, 1987|1 hr. 51 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • Baby Boom makes no effort to show us real life. It is a fantasy about mothers and babies and sweetness and love, with just enough wicked comedy to give it an edge. show more

  • Keaton is funny when she's tough, and funny when she's soft; the Baby Boom combination, for all the film's calculations and shameless cooing (the baby's dubbed, for pity's sake), is quite appealing. [7 Oct 1987, p.D8] show more

  • Shyer's direction of actors rises instantly to a level of cartoonish hysteria and descends only for occasional wet bursts of sentimentality. But as an exercise in ideological persuasion it works appallingly well, playing on deep-seated guilts and insecurities with a sureness of touch that may make it a hit with the audience it caricatures. show more

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  • January 29, 2013 Luellen
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    The baby boom is the best 80\'s movie I have ever seen and I\'ve seen them all

  • October 16, 2011 moorebj6
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    Loved it. Fun movie.

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