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Look Who's Talking (1989)



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Though its PG-13 rating is well earned, Look Who's Talking has some elements that might appeal to a family audience. Chief among them, of course, is the "talking baby" protagonist. The product of an extramarital affair, infant Mikey (played by several different babies, and given voice by Bruce Willis) is a cynical, sarcastic observer of his new world. Mikey's mother, Kirstie Alley, having been dumped by her married lover George Segal, searches high and low for a new father for her baby. Of course, the perfect daddy is right under her nose all the time: cab driver John Travolta, who was on the scene when she went into labor on the sidewalk. The best moments in Look Who's Talking include Ms. Alley's imaginary flights of fancy, and the misadventures of Mikey as he progresses from sperm to reluctant newborn (his violent vocal protests against being yanked from the womb are worth the admission price in themselves). Look Who's Talking has spawned two sequels, neither of which are as charming or disarming as the original. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Amy Heckerling
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 17, 1998
TriStar Pictures


Abe Vigoda
as Grandpa
Joy Boushel
as Melissa
Don S. Davis
as Dr. Fleisher
Brenda Crichlow
as Secretary
Andrea Mann
as Salesgirl
Douglas Tuck
as Cab Stealer
Alex Bruhanski
as Street Worker
Casey B. Grant
as Admitting Clerk
Oscar B. Ramos
as Hospital Worker
Jeff Irvine
as Admitting Doctor
William B. Davis
as Drug Doctor
David Berner
as Mr. Impatience
Neal Israel
as Mr. Ross
Blu Mankuma
as Director
William Britos
as Home Orderly
Deejay Jackson
as Burly Orderly
D.J. Jackson
as Burly Orderly
Mollie Israel
as Little Girl
Joan Rivers
as Julie [uncredited]
Gerry Bean
as Pilot Friend
Deryl Hayes
as Pilot Friend
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Critic Reviews for Look Who's Talking

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (8)

Like a standup comic pouring 'flopsweat', this ill-conceived comedy about an infant whose thoughts are given voice by actor Bruce Willis palpitates with desperation.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Heckerling directs this dippy but delightful film with a light, zany touch and a reasonably low yuck-factor (dribbles notwithstanding).

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Cute is the operative word for the movie, which stars some good actors doing material that is not super.

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

This flabby comedy ... deserves only one thing: to fall on its fat one.

May 12, 2001
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

This is a great idea for a sketch, not a feature, and if Heckerling had resisted padding it out, it might have made a brilliant short. A comedy can ride only so far on high concept. It has to deliver the jokes, and this one doesn't.

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

Travolta, you should know, has a dance scene. But it's not what you think.

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

Audience Reviews for Look Who's Talking

Classic fun film.

John Manard

Super Reviewer


Look who's talking is about a women who is looking for a man who could be a good father after his real father left him for another man, The mother was hooking up with all the wrong man but the baby knows who he think is the right guy for the molly.
A decent film
John Travolta and Bruce Willis were good in this film.
Mickey was cute and funny,
Good plot.
Film was lacking at times.
Good for a one-time watch or a rental.

erika bruhns

Super Reviewer


Funny, bt not amazing or hilarious, but original.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

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