• 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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Juan Carlos Coto
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

As for Bacon and McGovern, it`s sad to see these usually energetic performers labor through a tired script, rarely getting a chance to deliver.

Full Review Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

June 4, 2014
Sue Heal
Radio Times

Director John Hughes tries his best to give everything a sparky, pacey feel, but the end result is simply just not funny enough.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 2/5

June 4, 2014
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 2/5

July 26, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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She's Having a Baby begins with the simplest and most moving of stories and interrupts it with an amazing assortment of gimmicks.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Michael Szymanski

| Original Score: 2/5

June 1, 2005
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

So very little works in She's Having a Baby that it's easiest just to grouse on how petty and little-minded and pro-conformity it is.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 4/10

November 2, 2011
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
Variety Staff
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In the lead role, Kevin Bacon is enthusiastic and believable, but even his energy can't carry what boils down to a fairly limp story.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
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
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
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 2/5

August 22, 2003
Tom Charity
Time Out
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Taking his erstwhile teen lovers into young adulthood, marriage and parenthood, John Hughes fashions a curiously disaffected portrait of the artist as a frustrated chauvinist.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

A rare failure from filmmaker John Hughes...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

July 11, 2006
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

When good Hughes goes bad.

| Original Score: 0/5

May 28, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The Hughes formula at its thinnest.

| Original Score: 2/5

May 23, 2004
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
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The dilemmas faced by the characters on screen have no greater urgency than those faced by the actors in television commercials.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)

| Original Score: 2/5

November 13, 2003
Andy Klein
New Times

| Original Score: 2/5

May 29, 2004
Emanuel Levy

| Original Score: C

November 24, 2004
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
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Bacon`s character is such a chronic complainer than we wonder why McGovern doesn't dump him.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1/4

June 4, 2014
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