Look Who's Talking

1989

Look Who's Talking

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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

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  • 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.

    Mar 26, 2009 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

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

    Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…

    Geoff Andrew

    Time Out
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  • 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
  • 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.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…
  • Travolta, you should know, has a dance scene. But it's not what you think.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Look Who's Talking

  • Dec 02, 2011
    Funny, bt not amazing or hilarious, but original.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Aug 17, 2011
    Funny, bt not amazing or hilarious, but original.
    Jim C Super Reviewer
  • Mar 19, 2010
    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 b Super Reviewer
  • Sep 14, 2009
    Two thumbs up indeed! THIS movie is a classic! Mollie (Kirstie Alley) accidentally becomes pregnant by the wrong man. Seeing that a relationship with the real father just won't work out, she goes on a search to find a suitable father for her new son, Mikey. While she's going out searching for the right one, her babysitter, James (John Travolta), has the time of his life watching over Mikey. Could James possibly be more than a babysitter, or is there a better man? That's one of the best things about "Look Who's Talking". Kirstie Alley and John Travolta have great chemistry together, and they, along with the baby, make this movie a classic that I'll never forget. The movie takes turns following Mollie around as she meets a bunch of Mr. Wrongs while she tries to find Mr. Right, and Mikey, who has Bruce Willis telling us all what Mikey's thinking throughout the movie. "Look Who's Talking" has several parts that you'll probably remember for the rest of your life once you see them, such as the opening sequence that shows hundreds of creatures inside the body talking to each other as they race for the endzone, and my favorite, the part where the song "Walking on Sunshine" plays as James shows Mikey how to dance. That brings me to another point. "Look Who's Talking" has a GREAT soundtrack. From the upbeat "Walking on Sunshine", to the overly catchy "Let My Love Open the Door", you might find yourself jamming along to some of the tunes while both hemispheres of your brain work together to form your overall opinion of the movie itself. If you ask me, I say that "Look Who's Talking" is one of the best movies of the late 80's, and I'd even go so far as saying it's one of the best in its genre. It's funny, it has good drama and acting, and it's entertaining from start to finish. What more can you ask for? Get it now! NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2002. Unique how at the beginning of this movie they show sperm swimming, rather memorable opening.
    Jason O Super Reviewer

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