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Look Who's Talking (1989)

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After a single, career-minded woman is left on her own to give birth to the child of a married man, she finds a new romantic chance in a cab driver. Meanwhile the point-of-view of the newborn boy is narrated through voice over.

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Rona
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Melissa
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Dr. Fleisher
Louis Heckerling ...
Lou
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Storyline

Mollie is a single mum who's on the lookout for a reliable and normal boyfriend. Her son Mikey, (unbeknownst to her) seems to have a better idea of which of the men she dates would make a good father figure! If only she could understand him... Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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He's got John Travolta's smile, Kirstie Alley's eyes, and the voice of Bruce Willis... Now all he has to do is find himself the perfect daddy. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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13 October 1989 (USA)  »

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Daddy's Home  »

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$7,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$140,088,813 (USA)
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Trivia

According to director Amy Heckerling, Bruce Willis improvised X-rated voice-over takes. See more »

Goofs

At one point, Molly is in the streets with Mikey and we see a Starbucks Coffee in the background. Starbucks did not make it to the east coast until the early-1990s. See more »

Quotes

Mollie: [comes home to see a mess] What happened?
James: Who's Albert?
Mollie: Why, was he here?
James: Is he Mikey's father?
Mollie: What?
James: You lied to me about the artificial insemination crap, didn't you?
Mollie: He was married. I wasn't supposed to tell anyone.
James: Do you love him? Do you?
Mollie: [James turns Mollie around] What?
James: Do you love him?
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James brings Mikey to see his new sister: Mollie: "Hi honey." James: "Mikey, this is your sister Julie." Mollie: "Hi Julie." Mikey: "Hi Julie." Julie (voice of Joan Rivers): "Don't start with me kid. I've had a day you wouldn't believe. Can we talk?" See more »

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Amusing, funny and ripely entertaining comedy.
18 May 2003 | by (Dungarvan, Ireland) – See all my reviews

Good scenario isn't it: baby observes the world as an adult would with sarcastic quips and anecdotes. And the movie itself is also quite good. Although it has the neccessary light touch, it's also rather adulty. Films of this calibre wouldn't usually have quite so much innuendo and sex-talk in them. This doesn't take away from the overall enjoyment of the movie, but it certainly is surprising.

There's a good cast to back this up. Kirstie Alley is ideal as the sexy single mother. John Travolta repeats his character in Saturday Night Fever to a certain degree, which isn't a bad thing. Bruce Willis steals the show as the voice of the baby though.

The result is a pleasing and enjoyable little comedy so I recommend "Look Who's Talking". My IMDb rating: 6.7/10.


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