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She's Having a Baby Reviews

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December 8, 2017
[Hughes] proves he also can handle life on the other side of graduation.
June 4, 2014
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
This plodding drama may have its heart in the right place but, along side a gaggle of similar angst-ridden Hughes dramas of the period, fails to stand out amongst the crowd.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 4, 2014
[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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 4, 2014
Director Hughes' effort to follow his teenagers into adulthood only results in cardboard cut-outs.
June 4, 2014
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
She's Having a Baby wants to be everyone's story, but its hollowness makes it no one's.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 4, 2014
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
Bacon`s character is such a chronic complainer than we wonder why McGovern doesn't dump him.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 4, 2014
As for Bacon and McGovern, it`s sad to see these usually energetic performers labor through a tired script, rarely getting a chance to deliver.
June 4, 2014
Hughes instead falls back on the easy jokes, hip music, and superficial character studies that have obscured the basic viability of all his work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 4, 2014
Hughes is simply doing what they tell you the first day of creative writing class: write about what you know. And he's doing it with both craft and a good deal of emotional honesty.
June 4, 2014
Like the couple he chronicles, Hughes seems to be profiting from the maturation process.
June 4, 2014
Director John Hughes tries his best to give everything a sparky, pacey feel, but the end result is simply just not funny enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 2, 2011
So very little works in She's Having a Baby that it's easiest just to grouse on how petty and little-minded and pro-conformity it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
March 26, 2009
In the lead role, Kevin Bacon is enthusiastic and believable, but even his energy can't carry what boils down to a fairly limp story.
July 11, 2006
A rare failure from filmmaker John Hughes...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 9, 2006
Taking his erstwhile teen lovers into young adulthood, marriage and parenthood, John Hughes fashions a curiously disaffected portrait of the artist as a frustrated chauvinist.
August 28, 2004
Deals with a husband who just doesn't want to grow up and face his responsibilities.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 23, 2004
The Hughes formula at its thinnest.
| Original Score: 2/5
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