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
One of two role-reversal baby films of the mid-late 1980s that were top-billed by a star who was last named "Keaton". Diane Keaton starred in Baby Boom (1987) whilst Michael Keaton headlined 1983's Mr. Mom (1983) about three years earlier. The two actor-comedians [to date, September 2013] though have never collaborated nor been star teamed together on a filmed production, despite their same last name, which is the same as silent film comedian Buster Keaton. See more »
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 »
[crying in Dr. Cooper's office]
Sex? I can't even say the word... not that I was ever really into it, but... when you don't have any and there are no prospects, well, it's very upsetting!
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One of the main reasons I rented this movie is because I absolutely love Diane Keaton's work. Well I was very happy with her performance in this movie. I thought the plot was terrific. Charles Shyer and Nancy Meyers really do an excellent job with the writing and directing. Keaton brings life to the movie, not to mention humor and light drama.
The supporting cast, including Sam Shepard, Sam Wanamaker, James Spader, and Pat Hinkle are all outstanding. Yet their performances, in my opinion, are inferior to Keaton's. When she would enter the scene, she would bring the life into it.
I also loved the way too cute girls who played Elizabeth. Even though they were about two or younger at the time, they were precious!
I give this movie a 10/10.
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