Baby Boom 1987 PG CC

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The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative.

Starring:
Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard
Runtime:
1 hour 51 minutes

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Baby Boom

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance, Comedy
Director Charles Shyer
Starring Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard
Supporting actors Harold Ramis, Kristina Kennedy, Michelle Kennedy, Sam Wanamaker, James Spader, Pat Hingle, Britt Leach, Linda Ellerbee, Kim Sebastian, Mary Gross, Patricia Estrin, Elizabeth Bennett, Peter Elbling, Shera Danese, Beverly Todd, Angel David, Nicholas Cascone, William Frankfather
Studio MGM
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

If you are the kind that likes feel good endings you will like this one.
jennifer jovichick
The little baby is the cutest and to have a tough career woman change her whole life and still become a success is perfect.
Michelle Libby
I really like this movie and ordered it on DVD to replace the VHS copy I had.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By R. Penola on December 17, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
Baby Boom remains one of my favorite silly movies -- featuring so many enticing and amusing elements, it is like a terrific turkey sandwich the day after Thanksgiving, with loads of mayo. Diane Keaton, always one of my personal favorites, displays her usual charm and actually makes you laugh out loud at many points throughout. Her Tiger Lady is one of the best caricatures of a shark-like corporate female ever, and her blossoming softness, courtesy of that adorable baby girl, is a joy to behold. The settings, from the hustle-bustle of a cheerfully skewed Manhattan office and environs, to the Christmas-card perfection (but don't be fooled!) of a Vermont farmhouse, pull you in, and add color to a predictable but funny plot. Sam Shepard lends his trademark subtlety and attractiveness as a Vermont vet. This movie is hard to resist.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Reviewer on January 13, 2002
Format: DVD
As anyone who has walked a mile or two knows, life is about choices and making decisions. And a lot of that has to do with realizing and setting priorities, because-- as a wise person once said-- You Can't Have It All. It's the lesson we all learn in our own way in our own time, according to our own personal situation, and director Charles Shyer examines one of them in his amiable comedy, "Baby Boom," starring Diane Keaton.
J.C. Wiatt (Keaton) is a high-powered businesswoman on the fast track to success; she knows what she wants, has set her priorities, and a partnership in the firm for which she works is on the horizon. Her live-in significant other, Steven (Harold Ramis), is of a like mind-set, so they complement one another's life style perfectly. Marriage and/or having children is in neither of their respective vocabularies. then one day, J.C. "inherits" a baby, the child of a distant relative (a cousin she'd met only once) who has been killed in a tragic accident, and suddenly, J.C.'s world is turned upside down. Keeping the baby is out of the question, of course. Or is it? For J.C., it just may not be as simple as it seems, initially. She's been living life on her own terms, but now she is once again faced with choices, decisions and setting priorities. And along the way, she learns one of life's most important lessons: The fact that the lesson never ends.
There's some amusing moments and some insights to be gleaned from Shyer's film, and overall it's a pleasant, enjoyable experience. It is not, however, an entirely original idea, and Shyer laces it with stereotypes and cliches to boot. This is not necessarily a bad thing, though. If his characters are stereotypical, it's because they reflect a certain realism. J.C.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Bruce E on February 8, 2001
Format: DVD
It's silly, it's sentimental, it's not a "great" film, but it'll charm the pants off you. Ten years after "Annie Hall" Keaton hits her prime playing a force of nature transformed by a three-year-old and Sam Shepard's gentle country vet. This is a spartan DVD with few frills--just the original trailer and the choice of English or French soundtracks and French/Spanish/English subtitles.
On my "Rent," "Buy," or "Don't Bother" scale this is a definite "Buy."
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By frisky2000 VINE VOICE on July 31, 2005
Format: DVD
Sorry some reviewers thought this movie was a waste of time -- not every Diane Keaton film can be an Oscar winner. Baby Boom, however, succeeds in touching the heart of anyone who has had such a driven and hectic corporate career that the notion of burping a bouncing baby on your lap is as foreign as learning to write backwards!

When J.C. Wyatt, a successful ad executive, "inherits" baby Elizabeth after an unfortunate accident claims the baby's parents (J.C.'s cousin), she is forced to manage the demands of runny noses, changing diapers (what a great scene where she actually reads the directions on the package to figure out how to put the diaper on!) along with the cut throat corporate climbers in the male-dominated world of advertising.

There are scenes so heartwarming it will bring tears to your eyes, like when J.C. falls asleep cuddling baby Elizabeth when she is sick, or when the prospective adoptive parents are so rigid and heartless that they aren't "getting a boy" it sends J.C. flying out the door, baby in tow, ready to give it another try. Even if you are not a parent, you will appreciate J.C.'s hysteria over finding the right babysitter, the proper medicine, and just about every toy known to toddlers.

James Spader is the sly fox colleague who steals J.C.'s accounts out from under her before she makes the decision to leave New York City behind and settle into a Vermont "dream house" with Elizabeth. After numerous mishaps with the house, nearly going broke on repairs and battling a brutal Northern winter, J.C. stumbles upon a golden idea to sell her homemade baby food to the local shops. Alas she is financially on top again, and really loving being a mom.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Lynn Ellingwood VINE VOICE on July 21, 2007
Format: DVD
This movie takes me back to the high powered 80s when career was everything and women were expected to choose - motherhood or career. It is still that way, but many women are choosing to be "stay at home" moms as career pressures grow. It makes me wonder why the US isn't more family and child care centered. Maybe someday?
This movie is a fun story about Diane Keaton ending up as a mom without any planning and having motherhood temporarily derail her career. She finds another avenue to have both. It is very sweet and still sends a message we need to hear.
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