Baby Boom (1987)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  30 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 <>

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30 October 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

¿Quién llamó a la cigüeña?  »

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$26,712,476 (USA)

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The nicknames of J.C. Wiatt (Diane Keaton) were "J.C." and "Tiger Lady". See more »


J.C. has her groceries delivered to her. Among the items is a bottle of Valium. Valium is a prescription drug and is and was not purchased over the counter or to be delivered as is depicted. See more »


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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Followed by Baby Boom (1988) See more »


Moonlight in Vermont
Music by Karl Suessdorf
Lyrics by John Blackburn
Played by The Moonlighters at the town dance
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Fun Keaton/Shepard Romance!
27 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Baby Boom (1987) Dir: Charles Shyer Finally, Keaton's career starts to show signs of wear and tear. After five years of less than satisfactory productions she scores a hit in this late '80s comedy. Unfortunately, it also signals a trend towards more commercial and less artistically challenging pieces, but hey, a hit's a hit! Keaton plays a single high-powered business exec who winds up as legal guardian to a baby of a recently deceased distant relative. Many entanglements ensue and Keaton winds up leaving her high paying job and moving with the baby to Vermont. Along the way she falls in love with the local veterinarian (Sam Shepard) and winds up making a fortune marketing the homemade baby apple sauce. Okay, so it's hoaky. But I enjoyed it and it's played lightly and with more class than most recent comedies.

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