She's Having a Baby (1988)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  5 February 1988 (USA)
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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 ... 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 <>

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Release Date:

5 February 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Papá a la fuerza  »

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$16,031,707 (USA)

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Did You Know?


During the credits, several actors and celebrities give suggestions of what to name the baby. Among them, the notables are Ally Sheedy, Matthew Broderick, John Candy, Bill Murray and Paul Gleason. See more »


When Jake meets the mysterious girl in the museum, he is wearing a gray suit with a dark pink tie. He's still wearing that suit on the train, but when he arrives home, he is wearing a dark suit with a red tie. See more »


[last lines]
Kristen "Kristy" Briggs: Did we say Christopher yet?
Jefferson "Jake" Edward Briggs: We said Christopher. Yeah.
Kristen "Kristy" Briggs: I like Christopher.
Jefferson "Jake" Edward Briggs: I don't know. Maybe.
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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 by Eddie Holland (as Edward Holland), Lamont Dozier, and Brian Holland
Performed by Marvin Gaye
Produced by Eddie Holland (as Holland), Lamont Dozier (as Dozier), Brian Holland (as Holland)
Courtesy of Motown Records Corporation
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The Hughes series continues...
10 February 2004 | by (Nyiregyhaza, Hungary) – See all my reviews

So, I guess if I were at gunpoint, I would choose this as being my second favorite film in the Hughes lineup. He has made so many good movies, it's hard to pick just one as your favorite, but this is definitely a close second to The Breakfast Club.

Kevin Bacon plays a writer just out of college trying to support his newly wedded wife, while at the same time working for some sort of ad agency, and trying to write his first book. Throughout the movie, it's him narrarating his life from the start of his wedding until the end of the movie...

His wife, however, decides that she's ready for a baby. He on the other hand, does not really get as excited about the idea as she does.

The entire movie is set up from his point of view, and he sees the world through his eyes, and a lot of 'what ifs' start to boggle his mind. His confusion and dry humor make it a great classic, and a great watch for anyone. A fun piece of movie the movie 'Trains, Planes, and Automobiles' Steve Martin's wife in the movie, lays awake late one night watching a movie on T.V. If you listen closely to what they're saying, it's a scene from 'She's Having a Baby'. The scene when Kevin Bacon and his on screen wife are having a fight. A fun little movie fact for you.

I hope you'll see it if you haven't. And if you already did, you're smart. And if you saw it and didn't like it, well, then....there we are.

I give this movie, a 10 out of 10. A great movie, to be seen by all!

And that's the end of my review.

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