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As part of a fertility research project, a male scientist agrees to carry a pregnancy in his own body.

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Alex Hesse and Larry Arbogast are working on a new drug which will reduce the chances of a woman's body rejecting an embryo and thus causing a miscarriage. When their research funding is withdrawn, and human experimentation is denied to them, they decide to test the drug by breifly impregnating Hesse. Hesse however becomes attached to "his" unborn baby. Written by Rob Hartill

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Rated PG-13 for sex-related humor | See all certifications »

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23 November 1994 (USA)  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£823,922 (UK) (9 December 1994)

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$36,763,355 (USA)
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Arnold Schwarzenegger spent time in obstetricians' waiting rooms to learn how pregnant women behave. See more »

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When Diana is trying to sneak Alex into the hospital, his fat suit is visible through his shirt. See more »

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Larry: You think you're the first clown whoever woke up and said "I'm bored, I think I'll have a kid!"
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better than Maltin says.....
9 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

"Junior", is a thoroughly entertaining, yet insightful movie that manages in the end to be touching. The story line (man gets pregnant) is sufficiently well-known from the publicity that it need not be outlined here. I have always admired Arnie's refreshing unpretentiousness about his lack of acting ability, but he has indeed come far from the grunting days of Conan and in this movie attains some very good moments. He really does make you believe he's carrying to term.

Good work all around - Emma Thompson (this great actress can't think too badly of Arnie to agree to make a movie with him; then again, is it the dough???) is a delightfully klutzy research scientist, and Danny DeVito plays a sympathetic role but with the inevitable undertones of sleazoid tackiness that he does so well. A good subplot is the relationship between DeVito and his divorced wife, also pregnant.

The commenter who said the premise was 'medically conceivable' [sic] didn't know much about amniotic sacs, placentas, and umbilical cords. That's ok; suspend disbelief and enjoy the humor.

The 'messages' here about gender roles and expectations are delivered with such a sense of humor that they are never preachy (I think of the classic "Tootsie" as a comparable example). An intelligently funny script, good comic pacing, and a hefty dose of outright slapstick make this a winner.


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