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

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7 October 1987 (USA)  »

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¿Quién llamó a la cigüeña?  »

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$26,712,476 (USA)
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Writer-producer Nancy Meyers once said of this film: "Our movie is about someone who never planned on motherhood. The comedy comes from J.C.'s ineptness to deal with this surprise. Ten years ago [c. 1977], Baby Boom (1987) would have probably starred a man, because not until recently, with the great female drive toward careerism and success, would it be believable that a woman could be so ill-prepared for motherhood." See more »

Goofs

When JC walks into the apartment with the baby and a pack of diapers, she tosses the diapers into a corner. They land on the floor. JC sits the baby in a chair and goes into the kitchen. When Steven walks in, the pack of diapers is stacked neatly in the corner, under other items. See more »

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J.C. Wiatt: ... And your sister's name in Wiesbaden - in case of an emergency - and her prison record if *any.*
Helga Von Haupt: Excuse me??
J.C. Wiatt: Uh, oh, silly! I mean her *address* if you *have* it.
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Features The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

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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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great movie
19 September 2003 | by (ny) – See all my reviews



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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