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She's Having a Baby (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 5 February 1988 (USA)
Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want ... See full summary »




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Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life all that there is? Things certainly aren't helped by Jake's friend Davis, who always seems to turn up just in time to put a spanner in the works. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Man. Woman. Life. Death. Infinity. Tuna casserole. One movie dares to tell it all. See more »


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Release Date:

5 February 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Papá a la fuerza  »

Box Office


$16,031,707 (USA)

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Did You Know?


The nick-name of Kristen Briggs (Elizabeth McGovern) was "Kristy" whilst the nick-name of Jefferson Edward Briggs (Kevin Bacon was "Jake". See more »


When Jake kisses his wife goodbye, comes down the sidewalk, stumbles, and falls, a blue pad to protect his knees is clearly visible on the sidewalk. See more »


Jefferson "Jake" Edward Briggs: [narrating] My inability to impregnate Kristy was blamed on tight shorts, having something to do with my body temperature. Seemed rather flimsy to me. To go through the hell of a fertility check and discover that my preference in undergarments was to blame seemed as silly and pointless as everything else in my life.
Kristen "Kristy" Briggs: Jake? Jakey? My temperature's just right. This is the perfect time! Where are you? Can you hurry?
Jefferson "Jake" Edward Briggs: [narrating] Hiding from my wife, hiding from my manly obligation, our love nest had ...
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Crazy Credits

The film's title is followed by the same 5 symbols that appeared at the start of each episode of Ben Casey (1961): "man, woman, birth, death, infinity" as the narrator of that series used to say. See more »


Written and Performed by Sam Cooke
Published by ABKCO Music, Inc.
Produced by Hugo and Luigi
Courtesy of RCA Records, Inc.
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Weird little charmer of a movie
31 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

On the upside, I love this movie (enough that I just watched it for about the 7th time), firstly and mostly, because of Elizabeth McGovern's very charming portrayal of very charming Kristy Briggs. Secondly, because of the cute and sweet relationship between Kristy and Jake. Thirdly because of the chuckles I get from watching the credits at the end of the movie -- which I believe is the first and only time I've actually chuckled from watching movie credits! On the downside, there are some really odd elements to the direction that I really don't enjoy at all, but rather suffer through and barely tolerate. I just think Jake's fantasies and/or hallucinations could've been directed better. And I cannot stand Alec Baldwin's character (Jake's best friend), or his girlfriend's either. UGH! But all in all, this movie entertains me, brings crocodile tears to my eyes in several places, makes me smile in many others, and makes me root like crazy for Kristy's & Jake's relationship to make it!

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