She's Having a Baby (1988)
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as Jake Briggs
as Kristy Briggs
as Davis McDonald
as Russ Bainbridge
as Gayle Bainbridge
as Sarah Briggs
as Jim Briggs
as Fantasy Girl
as Man with Bike
as Girl at Medical Lab
as Nurse at Medical Lab
as Nurse at Hospital
as Suggesting baby names (uncredited)
Critic Reviews for She's Having a Baby
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.
[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.
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.
She's Having a Baby wants to be everyone's story, but its hollowness makes it no one's.
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.
Audience Reviews for She's Having a Baby
The title event doesn't even happen until forty minutes into the movie. Elizabeth McGovern is criminally one-note as a criminally underwritten shrew. Kristy and Jake's relationship arc is borderline nonexistent. How did they fall for each other in the first place, and are we to believe that a baby will infuse purpose in this surface love story? Kevin Bacon plays quarter-life-crisis with stunned anxiety, and the using newspaper to plan out where furniture goes is rather clever, but the movie is a bore and a half.
Really good, despite weak. Don't appear to be a John Hughes's film.
Hughes writes and directs this comedy drama of a young married couple. It is mostly dramatic, but it does have a good amount of humour throughout the film, which makes it really enjoyable. It's a good film.
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