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
"It's played like a '40s comedy" according to Time Out. The picture was inspired by such 1930s and 1940s era comedies as Bachelor Mother (1939) and Woman of the Year (1942). The production notes for this picture stated that films from the 1930s and 1940s were used as a model for the movie. Writer-producer Nancy Meyers once said: "I always loved how Roz Russell [Rosalind Russell] and Katharine Hepburn portrayed working women. They wore wonderfully tailored suits, and always carried envelope bags under their arms as they walked through their offices dishing out orders". See more »
When J.C. is canning applesauce, she puts a lid on the jars and puts them on the shelf. The applesauce will spoil unless the jars sit in boiling water for a few minutes. See more »
this movie is awesome, because it actually exceeded my expectations. it wasn't just about a career woman that bonds with a baby. it was about a woman living life on her own terms. before JC gets the baby, she is living the life of an unsatisfied man. but the movie doesn't just say "oh, she moved to the country, married a doctor, and lived happily ever after". when JC moves to Vermont, she is miserable (and hysterically funny). she cannot help starting a business of her own, because she is an incredibly great business woman (love the scene where a buyer in a store explains to her what packaging is). and so comes one of the best comedic endings ever, where she gets an offer to have her old job back, and tells back the whole room (gotta love James Spader as the best 80s slimeball ever!) i kinda wonder if i'd have the guts to turn down that offer! the movie is a prime example of Diane Keaton's talent as an actress, with the ability to go from calm and cool to hysterical in seconds.
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