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Baby Boom

  • Comedy
  • 1987
  • Charles Shyer
  • 105 mins
  • PG

Summary

Comedy starring Diane Keaton as JC Wiatt, a woman who lives the yuppie ideal - a successful career in advertising, a live-in lover and the smartest of apartments. But en route to the business meeting of her life, JC discovers the ultimate horror - she has inherited a 13-month-old baby.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Diane Keaton stars here as a ruthless New York executive whose career ambitions falter when she inherits a dead relative's baby girl. Intending at first to have the child adopted, she softens and decides to raise the girl herself. The men in Keaton's life - boss Sam Wanamaker and lover Harold Ramis - aren't sympathetic to her new working-mother status, so she buys a money-pit mansion in the country and tries to make it on her own, with local veterinarian Sam Shepard popping in to borrow an egg or two. Allegedly pro-feminist, it still defines a woman by the males who influence her, though its mix of cuteness and acuteness makes this one of Keaton's most likeable films.

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Credits

Cast

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J C WiattDiane Keaton
Steven BuchnerHarold Ramis
Fritz CurtisSam Wanamaker
Dr Jeff CooperSam Shepard
Ken ArrenbergJames Spader
Hughes LarrabeePat Hingle
Vern BooneBritt Leach
Elizabeth WiattKristina Kennedy
Elizabeth WiattMichelle Kennedy
RobinKim Sebastian

Crew

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DirectorCharles Shyer

Details

Theatrical distributor
U.I.P. (UK)
Guidance
Edited for language.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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