There Goes My Baby Reviews
Highly, highly recommended for my most wonderful, greatest fans of Jill & 60's nostalgia!
There were many stories going on, but none of them were interesting except for Stick's problem about going off to the Vietnam war. I was actually looking forward to get to know his character, but unfortunately he disappeared off screen for a long time. He'd make an appearance now and again, but I didn't really get to see his character until the very end. The characters didn't seem to have convincing relationships on screen either. I wasn't convinced any of them were "best friends forever". The chemistry between them all sucked.
Aside from the characters, the narration in this movie drove me INSANE. I absolutely HATE narration of any kind in a movie. I mean sometimes if the narration is good, I can deal with it, but if it's bad, I lose my mind. The narration in this movie is bad. The narrator is one of the girl characters, I can't remember her name. She gave little background information on the other characters, and pretty much just described to me what was happening in the movie....Like I'm blind and can't see for myself what is going on. Any time she came on I was like SHUT THE HELL UP! It's like an obnoxious mother sitting in a theater explaining to her 4 year old child what's happening in the movie. I'm not 4 years old, and I don't need anyone to explain to me what the movie is about. I have two eyes and ears and can understand what the deal is, thanks.
The two shirtless guys on this movie's poster is pretty much what talked me into watching this film. I was disappointed though because this movie is not as attractive as it seems. Skip it for sure. The boys aren't even as cute as they look on the poster. I was fooled into thinking they were somewhat attractive. :( Oh well.
There Goes My Baby (1994) - 2.2/10
Director - Floyd Matrux
Starring - Rick Schroder, Dermot Mulroney, Kelli Williams, Noah Wyle, Lucy Deakins, Seymour Cassel, Paul Gleason.
It's 1965 and the Vietnam war is escalating, the Watts riots are happening and a bunch of High School seniors contemplate their future in an ever-changing war. It's poorly written and poorly executed. An obvious attempt to emulate "American Graffiti" that was set in 1962.
This movie has a great soundtrack. It includes all the favorites from the early 60s and of course, There Goes My Baby, by the Drifters. I have always loved that song.