5.8/10
9,357
41 user 16 critic

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 »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Dan and Lorie are journalists working in the same office. More often than not they have opposing view of the issue in question. Deciding that this is hot stuff, a television producer gives ... See full summary »

Directors: Ken Kwapis, Marisa Silver
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth Perkins, Nathan Lane
Uncle Buck (1989)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Bachelor and all round slob, Buck, babysits his brother's rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister.

Director: John Hughes
Stars: John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Louisa Kelly
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When Keith goes out with Amanda, the girl of his dreams, Amanda's ex-boyfriend plans to get back at Keith. Meanwhile, Keith's best friend, tomboy Watts, realizes she has feelings for Keith.

Director: Howard Deutch
Stars: Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson, Lea Thompson
Weird Science (1985)
Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two high school nerds attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that.

Director: John Hughes
Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion.

Director: John Hughes
Stars: Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.

Director: John Hughes
Stars: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Justin Henry
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Josie, the daughter of the town's wealthiest businessman, faces problems at home and wishes to leave home, but is disorientated. Her decision is finalized after she falls asleep in a Target... See full summary »

Director: Bryan Gordon
Stars: Frank Whaley, Jennifer Connelly, Dermot Mulroney
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A Chicago man's hope for a peaceful family vacation in the woods is shattered when the annoying in-laws drop in.

Director: Howard Deutch
Stars: Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy
Mr. Mom (1983)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

After he's laid off, a husband switches roles with his wife. She returns to the workforce and he becomes a stay-at-home dad - a job he has no clue how to do.

Director: Stan Dragoti
Stars: Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Frederick Koehler
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A poor girl must choose between the affections of her doting childhood sweetheart and a rich but sensitive playboy.

Director: Howard Deutch
Stars: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton
Class Reunion (1982)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Lizzie Borden High's class of '72 are going through the motions at their tenth-year reunion, until deranged alum Walter Baylor, driven insane by a sadistic senior-year prank, escapes from ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Miller
Stars: Gerrit Graham, Michael Lerner, Fred McCarren
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two school kids who are best friends are drinking on the side of a river. One friend bets the other that he can't swim across the river and "Reach The Rock". The friend takes the bet and ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Ryan
Stars: William Sadler, Alessandro Nivola, Bruce Norris
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
James Ray ...
...
...
...
Reba McKinney ...
...
...
...
Anthony Mockus Sr. ...
Minister
...
Ken
...
...
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 February 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Papá a la fuerza  »

Box Office

Gross:

$16,031,707 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

At the beginning of Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987), Neal Page (Steve Martin) races a character played by Kevin Bacon for a taxi. Later, Neal phones his wife to tell her that he has been delayed again. In the background, you can hear the fight from She's Having a Baby (1988), which was also directed by John Hughes. The fight between Bacon and Elizabeth McGovern is the scene when she screams that she doesn't like his friend's girlfriend. 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

Russ Bainbridge: [to Jake] If you're gonna piss your life away writing some goddamn book that no one is ever gonna give a crap about, why did you have to involve my daughter? Let's say she gets pregnant. What are you gonna do? Three can't live on what you make. Two can't live on what you make.
Jefferson "Jake" Edward Briggs: [having a vision of him, Kristy and their baby in a cold, dark alley somewhere with a fire burning] Kristy, is the baby warmer?
Kristen "Kristy" Briggs: We're fine. Sweetie, don't burn your book. Maybe we can get some wood.
Jefferson "Jake" Edward Briggs: Wood's expensive. Words ...
See more »

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 There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

SHE'S HAVING A BABY
Written by David Wakeling (as Dave Wakeling) and Ian Ritchie
Performed by David Wakeling (as Dave Wakeling)
Produced by Steve Levine
Dave Wakeling performs courtesy of I.R.S. Records, Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Underrated John Hughes comedy; fine chemistry between Bacon & McGovern
22 April 2003 | by (fairview, nj) – See all my reviews

SHE'S HAVING A BABY (1988) *** Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth Mc Govern, Alec Baldwin, William Windom, Cathryn Damon, John Ashton, Edie McClurg, Dennis Dugan. Frequently accurate domestic comedy about newlyweds Bacon and McGovern who finally decide to procreate amidst the usual barriers including family and money. Smart script and direction by John Hughes with a sharp turn of events by the film's climax with an effectively dramatic birth sequence; I got misty eyed for Bacon and the plight of his newborn accentuated by the song "This Woman's Work" by Kate Bush. Wait for the credits with some celebrities coming up with names for the baby.


7 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Misleading title klas0031
SONG PLAYING WHILE SHE IS GVING BIRTH DLG1970
Too Controlling Wife? k-rudolphy
song Shanti_Lamar
Help me with a song from the movie! danylle44
worst John Hughes film? chriscaulder
Discuss She's Having a Baby (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?