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Baby Boom (1987)

The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative.

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Charles Shyer
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Diane Keaton ... J.C. Wiatt
Sam Shepard ... Dr. Jeff Cooper
Harold Ramis ... Steven Buchner
Kristina Kennedy Kristina Kennedy ... Elizabeth Wiatt
Michelle Kennedy Michelle Kennedy ... Elizabeth Wiatt
Sam Wanamaker ... Fritz Curtis
James Spader ... Ken Arrenberg
Pat Hingle ... Hughes Larrabee
Britt Leach ... Verne Boone
Linda Ellerbee ... Narrator
Kim Sebastian Kim Sebastian ... Robin
Mary Gross ... Charlotte Elkman
Patricia Estrin ... Secretary
Elizabeth Bennett Elizabeth Bennett ... Mrs. Atwood
Peter Elbling ... Maitre D'
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J.C. Wiatt is a successful New York business woman known around town as the "tiger lady." She gets news of an inheritance from a relative from another country and off the bat she suspects it's money. Well it's not money, it's a baby girl. At first she doesn't accept until the lady that gives the baby to her has to catch her flight. J.C. is now stuck with an annoying baby girl. Her boyfriend doesn't like the idea of a baby living with them and he leaves her. J.C. has enough of it and takes her to meet a family ready to adopt her. She leaves but hears the baby cry while walking away and has to go back. The baby is too attached to her now and won't let her go. Later, her baby gets into mischief which causes her to get fired. Now, she sets her eyes on an old two story cottage in Vermont to get out of the New York life. When she arrives, the house needs more help than originally thought. She gets bored one snowy day and decides to make apple sauce. Her baby loves it and she decides to sell... Written by Kyle <Kyleshivers@aol.com>

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An unexpected comedy. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baby Boom See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,357,413, 12 October 1987, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$26,712,476
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Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First of two consecutive pictures where actress Diane Keaton played a mum. The subsequent film was The Good Mother (1988). That other movie was directed by Leonard Nimoy who directed 3 Men and a Baby (1987) which was first released in the same 1987 year as Baby Boom (1987). See more »

Goofs

In the voiceover at the beginning it says she graduated first in her class at Yale. She later screams in the snow that she went to Harvard. See more »

Quotes

Doctor Jeff Cooper: You know... you kind of remind me of a bull terrier of some kind.
J.C. Wiatt: Yeah, I bet you say that to all the girls.
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Connections

Referenced in Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Ross Mathews (2018) See more »

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Pennies from Heaven
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Music by Arthur Johnston
Performed by The Moonlighters at the town dance
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Cute comedy
16 June 2001 | by jhaggardjrSee all my reviews

"Baby Boom" is a cute, sweet, and charming comedy with a funny performance by Diane Keaton as a New York career woman who has her life turned upside down when she inherits a baby from a distant relative. The first half of "Baby Boom" is dynamite, when Keaton has to deal with the frustrations of early motherhood and handle her job almost at the same time. The scene where she tries to put a diaper on the toddler is classic comedy. I was explosively laughing out loud at that scene. Another very funny moment is when Keaton interviews potenial nannies. Who would have ever thought that she would interview an Iranian woman for the position? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! The second half isn't quite as hilarious as the first. It does tend to sag just a tad bit, but that doesn't hurt the film. As a whole, "Baby Boom" is a terrific comedy that I thought was better than "3 Men and a Baby", which came out in theaters just after this one. "3 Men and a Baby" was funny too, but "Baby Boom" is funnier.

***1/2 (out of four)


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