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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, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Look Who's Talking

All Critics (34) | 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.

March 26, 2009 | Full Review…

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

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…

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

May 20, 2003 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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

May 12, 2001

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.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

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

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Look Who's Talking


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. Pros A decent film John Travolta and Bruce Willis were good in this film. Mickey was cute and funny, Good plot. Cons Film was lacking at times. Good for a one-time watch or a rental.

erika bruhns
erika bruhns

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Funny, bt not amazing or hilarious, but original.

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

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Good fun and easy watching, Kirsty Alley and John Travolta pair up in this family comedy with a comical voiceover from Bruce Willis - A feel good film.

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Lady D'arbanville

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