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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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30 October 1987 (USA)  »

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$26,712,476 (USA)
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The infant Elizabeth Wiatt was actually played by two seventeen month old twin babies, they being Michelle Kennedy and Kristina Kennedy. The then bubs actually reprized their role as the kiddie in the subsequent Baby Boom (1988) TV series. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Fritz Curtis: [to an executive] This is Elizabeth. J.C. is taking care of her for a while.
J.C. Wiatt: Well, Fritz, I'm actually keeping her a little longer than that.
Fritz Curtis: Oh? How long?
J.C. Wiatt: [distracted] Oh, forever!
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Connections

Featured in Banánové rybicky: Jak prezít konflikty (1999) 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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One of Diane Keaton's Finest Roles
8 July 2003 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

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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