• Baby Boom (1987)

Baby Boom

Release Date: 1987

DVD Release Date: February 6th, 2001

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

Production Co: United Artists, Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Keywords: Heartwarming, 1980s, Love interest, Charming, Sacrifice, New York City

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Bill CosfordMiami Herald

    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]

  • 50
    Dave KehrChicago Tribune

    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

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy