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For Keeps? (1988)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  15 January 1988 (USA)
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After she gets pregnant, a teenage girl must decide whether she should keep the baby or not.

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Darcy, editor at her high school paper, and her long-term boyfriend Stan are in their last months of school and already have found places in good colleges. Recently they started to sleep with each other and, surprise, surprise, Darcy gets pregnant. Neither Darcy's mother, who was left by her husband and had to bring up Darcy alone, nor Stan's Catholic parents are very supportive and urge them to have an abortion or give up for adoption respectively. However Darcy's and Stan's love is so intense, they could imagine to have a baby, but this would mean to give up their college careers. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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They have their plans. They have each other. And a little something they weren't expecting. See more »

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Maybe Baby  »

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Original title considered: "Maybe Baby". See more »

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Doctor: [after the baby's birth] Stan, would you like to cut the cord?
Stan: Isn't there someone a little more qualified?
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Not your average 80s movie
7 October 1999 | by (california) – See all my reviews

I was expecting an 80s-type young couple comedy. Boy was I wrong. This is some serious stuff, like what happens after you get married to someone you think you're in love with. You don't really know what love is if you haven't known pain.

Ringwald gives a great performance, especially as she's going through post-partum depression. I didn't particularly like the camera work or the laconic script, but I did appreciate the work that went into the direction and the production. I thought the pacing was fantastic - it's not what you would expect and I was pleasantly surprised.


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