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She's Having a Baby (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 5 February 1988 (USA)
Young newlyweds find out just how unprepared they are for their future together.

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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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5 February 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Papá a la fuerza  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,827,520 (USA) (7 February 1988)

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$16,031,707 (USA)
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Trivia

At the time of filming, Kevin Bacon was a year away from becoming a father for the first time with the birth of his son, Travis, while it would be another five years before Elizabeth McGovern would have her first child, Matilda. See more »

Goofs

When Kristy tells Jake she stopped taking the pill, he is shown on a rocket sled which crashes into a concrete wall. When it explodes the size of the flame doesn't match the size of the wreckage - it's clearly a model. See more »

Quotes

Davis McDonald: You're the only one I ever loved.
Kristen "Kristy" Briggs: No, Davis. You're the only one you ever loved.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Coach: She's Having Our Baby: Part 2 (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

CHAIN GANG
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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A Great Piece From the John Hughes Catalog
21 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Such a great movie! I was arguing with myself for the longest time, avoiding this one, thinking it may not contain elements of what I commonly associate John Hughes movies to be....a certain formula if you will. I was not displeased in the least with this movie. It had all the emotional elements a movie should have and what a great directorial project. I always enjoyed Hughes and his certain direction points and trademarks. I thought he did a great job.

Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth McGovern shine true as a newly wed couple, struggling in the beginning years and also experiencing different effects of their marriage. In some places, I found myself completely relating and laughing out loud. The ending held me on pins and needles and with that conclusion, I felt this movie had everything it should offer. Much Recommended and you can't say you've experienced a great John Hughes movie, until you see this one.


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