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She's Having a Baby Reviews

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Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times
June 4, 2014
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.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 4, 2014
[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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
June 4, 2014
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.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
June 4, 2014
She's Having a Baby wants to be everyone's story, but its hollowness makes it no one's.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
June 4, 2014
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.
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
June 4, 2014
Bacon`s character is such a chronic complainer than we wonder why McGovern doesn't dump him.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
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.
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Tom Charity
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The dilemmas faced by the characters on screen have no greater urgency than those faced by the actors in television commercials.