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May 21, 2016
Focused career woman becomes a mom overnight when she becomes a guardian for her deceased distant cousin's toddler. It was amazing to see her move to the country, start a new romance, found a baby food company and turn it into a $3 million business without the child aging. Her firm really should not have let her go.
December 28, 2015
While a bit cliche, there were a few moments that were funny. Not a great film, but it was occasionally fun to watch.
½ December 27, 2015
Favorite Diane Keaton movie! Memorable performance from Diane Keaton in this heartfelt movie. "Baby Boom" is highly underrated.
September 11, 2015
The perfect way to understand the 1980s and really how far we have not come circa 2015.
½ July 15, 2015
What an adorable film!!! and still applies to today's society and women
July 11, 2015
it's still the best movie ever
April 8, 2015
Annie Halls got a baby.
March 4, 2015
One of my favorite all time movies. Diane Keaton is amazing and this is the cutest thing ever. Thanks Mom.
January 26, 2015
44% One of those 80's Movies that really got you thinking "meh". It has it's moments, and it has it's failures, but really the whole movie was Diane Keaton just trying too hard. "Baby Boom" does not reach the level as one of the classic 80's Movies. Really just a so-so comedy.
½ January 25, 2015
A terrible eighties movie. It's just too cheesy and the awful music score is showing its age. (First and only viewing - 1/15/2015)
October 7, 2014
Surprising Amount Of Full-Blown Child Nudity, Including A Thermometer That Boarders On Child Abuse... Diana Keaton, Especially When She Screams & Shouts (To Be Funny??) Just Annoys Me..She Is Not Funny. How Ever Did This Make 26-Million & A Spin-Off TV-Series!?? I Dunno..
February 28, 2014
Take away some of the fashions and this wonderful comedy remains surprisingly relevant today. Diane Keaton is hilarious and often touching.
February 20, 2014
Wonderful smile inducing movie!
½ February 18, 2014
Great comedy for the ladies! Diane Keaton played very well in this role.
January 27, 2014
"Baby Boom" is so light, it could fly away if the wind got strong enough. Basically, it's like a two-hour long sitcom episode, and no matter how unrealistic and flighty it may get, it's made in a way that makes it nearly impossible for us to dislike it, either because it's perfectly harmless, or because it doesn't take a lot of effort to enjoy it.
The film revolves around J.C. Wiatt (Diane Keaton), a New York yuppie who is completely married to her job. She works near constantly, and is so enamored with her job that even her personal life revolves around it. She quaintly lives with Steven (Harold Ramis), her male equivalent, and both view their relationship to be as much of a business project as their jobs.
J.C.'s life is turned upside-down when her distant relatives die, and, because she is the last living relative, inherits their 14-month old baby, Elizabeth (Kristy Kennedy). Obviously, J.C. isn't ready to have a child in her life (nor does she want one), and immediately, things backfire. She attempts to give Elizabeth up for adoption, but she feels too guilty. She tries to get a nanny, but she's too paranoid. She tries to bring the baby to work, but no one takes her seriously.
So when she isn't considered for a high profile promotion, J.C. decides to move to the country with Elizabeth, and figure things out, and hopefully make a life for herself. She eventually begins selling homemade baby food, which turns out to be a success - and in an unsurprising twist, she meets a man (Sam Shepard), who welcomes her and Elizabeth into his life.
Everything about "Baby Boom" is oh-so predictable, and maybe a bit too clichéd for its own good, but there's something about it that seems to be a cut above of what it's trying to present. Myers' screenplay is often times witty and appears to be aware that the film could appear to look like a sitcom. (And in a non-shocking twist, a TV-show based on the film actually appeared from 1988 to 1989.)
Keaton's performance is the most important aspect of the entire film. Most other actresses would completely fail in the role, making J.C. feel a bit too cookie-cutout for her own good. But Keaton's neurotic persona, combined with her character's fast-paced talking, determination, and complete kookiness, keeps the film grounded, reminding us that it's a comedy film and not a TV-episode.
"Baby Boom" isn't anything major, and nothing compared to Keaton's important work with Woody Allen, but it manages to be entertaining, despite its drawbacks.
December 10, 2013
Its story and of course ending are conventional, But Baby Boom is a cliche done right thanks in large part to Diane Keaton who absolutely steals the show and thanks to an amiable story that warms your heart, no matter how cliched it is. It is a feel good film which is never more than that, but it is also a comedy that doesn't feel dated despite being released in a decade that is notorious in that aspect.
August 6, 2013
Tuesday, August 6, 2013

(1987) Baby Boom

Very relatable and basic premise co-written by Nancy Meyers starring Diane Keaton as J.C. Wiatt comfortable as an one-time successful single woman in the workplace until her life becomes a burden once inheriting a baby from a distant relative. Forcing her to quit as a result of choosing to do a mediocre project behind a backstabber co-worker she does not respect. She then packs her bags and moves to Vermont for a fresh start where she tries to adapt the baby as her own advantage.

A film that is enjoyed by my mom and sisters which is a nice standard reflection about how women in general are able to triumphant after they can be unfairly mistreated in the workplace. A trend that is happening often these days about how 'single' women with children can become successful moguls without the assistance of men since they're as many parents with children customers as much as single people who have no children at all. Whenever I look at this movie, it reminds me about all the successful single women with children moguls who are writers, cooks and entrepreneurs.

3 out of 4 stars
August 6, 2013
Directed by Charles Shyer (Father of the Bride (1991) and Alfie (2004)), and co-written and produced with Nancy Meyers (What Women Want (2000), The Holiday (2006) and It's Complicated (2009)). This is a very amusing comedy about the selfish yuppie generation of the 1980's, and how one change in life can make a lifetime of difference. J.C. Wiatt (Diane Keaton) is a fast-living, hard-nosed career woman working in Manhattan, she lives with investment banker Steven Buchner (Harold Ramis), but they have no time for a proper relationship. However, J.C. gets the news that she's inherited toddler Elizabeth (twins Kristina and Michelle Kennedy) from a cousin in England she hasn't seen in over 30 years. So J.C.'s life is turned upside down, which costs J.C. her job and relationship, attempts to put Elizabeth up for adoption fail. She and Elizabeth get away from it all, and move to Vermont, where J.C. starts over, and tries to make a new life. It's got some very funny moments, and Keaton puts in a hilarious performance as the career woman, whose life is turned upside down. But it is a comment on the me-me-me generation of the 1980's, and telling people to slow down and love life.
June 22, 2013
A chill out ,fun movie for anytime with the family. Where have these uncomplicated movies gone ? Need more of these in 2013 , why does a movie need to have a complex plot to make it entertaining?
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