She's Having a Baby (1988) - Rotten Tomatoes

She's Having a Baby (1988)

She's Having a Baby (1988)

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In this John Hughes film, newlyweds Jake (Kevin Bacon) and Kristy (Elizabeth McGovern) Briggs struggle through their new roles as man and wife, until they decide they want to have a baby. When they experience difficulty in conceiving, the Briggs must subject themselves to a series of very unromantic procedures. With Kristy finally pregnant, Jake begins to feel trapped in his new family role and starts to suffer the effects of doubt and temptation.

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Critic Reviews for She's Having a Baby

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (11)

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.

June 4, 2014 | Full Review…

[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.

June 4, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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.

June 4, 2014 | Full Review…

She's Having a Baby wants to be everyone's story, but its hollowness makes it no one's.

June 4, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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.

June 4, 2014 | Full Review…

Bacon`s character is such a chronic complainer than we wonder why McGovern doesn't dump him.

June 4, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for She's Having a Baby

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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.

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

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Really good, despite weak. Don't appear to be a John Hughes's film.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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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.

Aj V
Aj V

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