Baby Boom (1987) - Rotten Tomatoes

Baby Boom (1987)




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Management consultant Diane Keaton has no time in her life for anything except her high-profile job. All this changes when she inherits a 14-month-old infant from a pair of recently deceased-and very distant-relatives. Intending to put the child up for adoption, she discovers that she has grown fond of the kid and has begun to thrive on the responsibilities of motherhood. All of this, of course, jeopardizes Keaton's love life and professional standing, but all turns out well when the baby inadvertently leads to a whole new moneymaking agenda for our heroine. Capraesque in concept, Baby Boom avoids phony sentiment and obvious humor, emerging as one of the singular comic delights of the late 1980s. On great bit has Keaton "celebrating" a major business coup by surreptiously performing an under-the-table jig (a bit of business that dates back to the 1924 Reginald Denny comedy Skinner's Dress Suit). Baby Boom was spun off into a TV sitcom in 1989, with Kate Jackson filling Diane Keaton's designer shoes.more
Rating: PG (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 6, 2001
MGM Home Entertainment


Diane Keaton
as J.C. Wiatt
Pat Hingle
as Larrabee
Britt Leach
as Vern Boone
Kristy Kennedy
as Elizabeth Wiatt
Mary Gross
as Receptionist
Annie Shyer
as Young Girl at Dance
Patricia Estrin
as Secretary
Peter Elbing
as Maitre d'
Peter Elbling
as Maitre d'
Shera Danese
as Cloak Room Attendant
Beverly Todd
as Ann Bowen
Angel David
as Stockboy
Nicholas Cascone
as Delivery Boy
Annie O'Donnell
as Wilma White
Kristina Kennedy
as Elizabeth Wiatt
George Petrie
as Everett Sloane
Michelle Kennedy
as Elizabeth Wiatt
Jack Hall
as Restaurant Guest
Dorothy Hall
as Restaurant Guest
Marianne Doherty
as Food Chain Secretary
Dori Brenner
as Park Mom
Jane Elliot
as Park Mom
Paxton Whitehead
as "Center" Instructor
Constance Forslund
as Receptionist
John Philbin
as Oldtimer
Hansford Rowe
as Sam Tutts
Katherine Borowitz
as Yuppie Wife
Robin Bartlett
as Yuppie Wife
Chris Noth
as Yuppie Husband
Mary Peters
as Postmaster
Annie Meyers-Shyer
as Little Girl in Vermo...
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Critic Reviews for Baby Boom

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (6)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Baby Boom

This is a good movie about women and the workplace, it has an excellent cast, and it's funny too. I really liked this movie, and I highly recommend it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Diane is a busy business woman who's life is turned upside down when a baby comes along. She retires to the country where she has a bottomless pit of a house. She falls for a vet. She makes baby food which she sells across the country. Funny movie.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer


Yet another one of those childhood films. Cute, but predictable.

Jennifer D

Super Reviewer

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