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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J.C. Wiatt, corporate powerhouse, just received an inheritance. And it sucks. See more »

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30 October 1987 (USA)  »

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$26,712,476 (USA)
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"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 »

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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 »

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J.C. Wiatt: Now look. There is nothing in the world to get uptight about. We are two summa cum laudes. We can handle one little baby for eight hours.
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Pennies from Heaven
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Music by Arthur Johnston
Played by The Moonlighters at the town dance
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Best "Chick-Flick" for men to enjoy
7 August 2004 | by (Salisbury, Maryland US) – See all my reviews

I don't like the term "chick flick" but have come to realize that they do exist. This has to be the best movie like this for men. While it speaks to where women were in the corporate workforce in 1987 versus today, it also displays well the fact that it is the baby that causes Keaton's character to grow up, develop and become a more whole person than just the business tiger she was. The addition of Sam Sheppard as the veterinarian love-interest for Keaton is very well done. Sheppard appeals to men as a masculine, intelligent person willing to call his own shots when and where he wants. His ability to become valuable to Keaton who would have before seen him as valueless is priceless. This is a good "snowy Sunday evening" movie to go well with a good, hearty stew and a good friend.


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