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Baby Boom (1987)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  7 October 1987 (USA)
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The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative.

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J.C. Wiatt is a successful New York business woman known around town as the "tiger lady." She gets news of an inheritance from a relative from another country and off the bat she suspects it's money. Well it's not money, it's a baby girl. At first she doesn't accept until the lady that gives the baby to her has to catch her flight. J.C. is now stuck with an annoying baby girl. Her boyfriend doesn't like the idea of a baby living with them and he leaves her. J.C. has enough of it and takes her to meet a family ready to adopt her. She leaves but hears the baby cry while walking away and has to go back. The baby is too attached to her now and won't let her go. Later, her baby gets into mischief which causes her to get fired. Now, she sets her eyes on an old two story cottage in Vermont to get out of the New York life. When she arrives, the house needs more help than originally thought. She gets bored one snowy day and decides to make apple sauce. Her baby loves it and she decides to sell... Written by Kyle <Kyleshivers@aol.com>

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$26,712,476 (USA)
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Two the film's lead cast were first named "Sam", they being Sam Shepard and Sam Wanamaker. See more »

Goofs

As Elizabeth was the child of J.C.'s "mother's cousin's daughter's son" (Andrew), it is very unlikely that they would have the same last name, as mentioned when she is reading the will. See more »

Quotes

J.C. Wiatt: I can't have a baby because I have a 12:30 lunch meeting
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Everchanging Times
Written by Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager and Bill Conti
Performed by Siedah Garrett
Courtesy of Qwest Records
Produced by Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager and David Foster
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"Make it stop"
27 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie made me about as uncomfortable as any movie in recent memory; it's hard to tell where comedic exaggeration about neurotic working women stops and truly offensive stereotyping begins, but I suppose it works well enough as a mechanical, echt-80's fantasia wherein competent career woman Keaton discovers her life is meaningless without a little one (who, by the way, is curiously forgotten by the movie about midway through). It ruins nothing to say that the shrew ends up well and truly tamed. The most amusing aspect of the movie by far is the "why in God's name am in this movie?" look on Sam Shepard's face. Incredible, the Myers/Shyer movies only got worse. Keaton tries her hardest.


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