She's Having a Baby

She's Having a Baby

John Hughes (1988)

15 Certificate


Our Score
This rather humdrum look at young love turning into disgruntled parenthood stars a highly believable Kevin Bacon and a less rooted-in-reality Elizabeth McGovern. There are some neat jokes about bulges, nappies and loss of freedom, and Bacon's terror at the impending event is almost palpable. But the movie fails to break any new ground, and, after a while, there is a familiar jaded ring to every hackneyed scenario. This is a shame, as director John Hughes tries his best to give everything a sparky, pacey feel, but the end result is simply just not funny enough.


A newlywed has doubts about becoming a father, especially when his single friend visits and regales him with tales of the life he is missing out on. However, when he discovers his sperm count is low, he feels his manhood is being challenged and sets about trying more than ever to give his wife the child she craves. Comedy drama, starring Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth McGovern and Alec Baldwin.

Cast & Crew

Jefferson "Jake" Briggs Kevin Bacon
Kristy Briggs Elizabeth McGovern
Davis McDonald Alec Baldwin
Fantasy girl Isabel Lorca
Russ Bainbridge William Windom
Gayle Bainbridge Cathryn Damon
Sarah Briggs Holland Taylor
Jim Briggs James Ray
Director John Hughes
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK)Guidance: Contains swearing, sex scenes and nudity.Available on: video and DVD
Drama Comedy