• PG-13, 1 hr. 46 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    John Hughes
    In Theaters:
    Feb 5, 1988 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 21, 2000
  • Paramount Home Video


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She's Having a Baby Reviews

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Ben Yagoda
Philadelphia Daily News

Hughes is simply doing what they tell you the first day of creative writing class: write about what you know. And he's doing it with both craft and a good deal of emotional honesty.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News

June 4, 2014

People Magazine

Like the couple he chronicles, Hughes seems to be profiting from the maturation process.

Full Review Source: People Magazine

June 4, 2014
Neil Cohen
Echo Magazine

| Original Score: 3/5

July 29, 2007
Cole Smithey

| Original Score: 3/5

December 5, 2005
Rob Blackwelder

| Original Score: 3/5

June 8, 2005
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

| Original Score: 3/5

May 29, 2005
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Deals with a husband who just doesn't want to grow up and face his responsibilities.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 3/5

August 28, 2004
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

| Original Score: 4/5

May 18, 2004

It should have been the movie where Hughes got Oscar nominations; the Academy weren't going to award his comedies, but here is where he showed he could branch out and grow up.

| Original Score: 4/4

November 16, 2003
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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Aiming at a target as easy as suburban sterility, She's Having a Baby might be expected to hit its mark every now and then. But the film's mood is simply too sour, despite the best efforts of a cast filled with appealing actors.

Full Review Source: New York Times

May 20, 2003
Kevin Fiddler
Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)

Hilarious look at married life in Suburban Chicago

| Original Score: 4/5

February 19, 2003
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 3/5

July 26, 2002
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

Honest and funny, though stuck in the 80's.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 79/100

February 21, 2001
Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times
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If She's Having a Baby were a funnier movie, if the fights were more cleverly written and Bacon and McGovern played them more deftly and lightly, it wouldn't have that unpleasant edge -- seesawing between romance and paranoia.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

June 4, 2014

Empire Magazine

This plodding drama may have its heart in the right place but, along side a gaggle of similar angst-ridden Hughes dramas of the period, fails to stand out amongst the crowd.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

June 4, 2014
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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[The film] assumes that boys will be boys but that the mystical act of fatherhood will make a man of you. Trouble with She's Having a Baby is, Hughes believes this without feeling obliged to develop it dramatically.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2/4

June 4, 2014


Director Hughes' effort to follow his teenagers into adulthood only results in cardboard cut-outs.

Full Review Source: Film4

June 4, 2014
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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It's a measure of how little maneuvering room the movie leaves its performers that a lovely, sensitive actress like Elizabeth McGovern makes virtually no impression.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel

June 4, 2014
Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
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She's Having a Baby wants to be everyone's story, but its hollowness makes it no one's.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

June 4, 2014
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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McGovern manages to fare better with the cliches thrown at her than Bacon does; but neither has a prayer of scoring at a game whose rules and players might have been dreamed up by a computer.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

June 4, 2014
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