For Keeps 1988 PG-13 CC

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Teen idol Molly Ringwald stars here as a bright high school student whose life takes an abrupt turnwhen she becomes pregnant by boyfriend Randall Batinkoff. Naturally their respective parents are completely at odds over the pregnancy and only Ringwald and Batyinkoff think they can make it as parents.

Starring:
Molly Ringwald, Randall Batinkoff
Runtime:
1 hour 39 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

For Keeps

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance, Comedy
Director John G. Avildsen
Starring Molly Ringwald, Randall Batinkoff
Supporting actors Kenneth Mars, Miriam Flynn, Conchata Ferrell, Sharon Brown, John Zarchen, Pauly Shore, Michelle Downey, Patricia Barry, Janet MacLachlan, Jaclyn-Rose Lester, Matthew Licht, Renée Estevez, Darcy DeMoss, Leslie Bega, Helen Siff, Anne E. Curry, John DiSanti, Robert Nadder
Studio TriStar Pictures
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
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I love 80's movies.
Leslie Shenk
It shows how tough life can be, and sacrifices that have to be made, but in the end Love prevails.
Bradygirl9
This is really a wonderfully told story, and the acting was great.
dee dee

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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Sallie A. Neal on June 16, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
This is not a typical brat pack movie. 80's music doesn't blare in the background, there isn't a group of characters that seem to stay together in films. But, it's just as good as all of the other brat pack movies. There is only one brat pack member, and one is all it needs- Molly Ringwald.
Molly plays a high school senior named Darcy who is in love. Her boyfriend, Stan is played by Randall Batinkoff. Even though he is not a popular actor, he really shows talent in this film. When a night of passion in the rain leads to Darcy getting pregnant, they are faced with an important decision. Her mom says abortion, his parents say adoption. Stan and Marcy say "we're keeping it". When they are shunned from the family, they are forced to grow up quickly- marriage, jobs, bills and putting off college are all things this couple go through in the name of love. But will this love for eachother be enough to keep their family together?
This is a serious movie that looks at teenage pregnancy. It's not intended to be used as a brochure, but just as a fictional "what-if". Molly Ringwald really shows true talent in this movie, dealing with more than just missed birthdays and a day of dentention. Although this film was made in the mix of the other 80's cult flicks, this one sticks out as a source of seeing the true talent that Molly has.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Book lovin' diva on April 6, 2005
Format: DVD
Molly Ringwald shines in this film as she portrays a high school senior who ends up pregnant. She and the father get married and try to stick it out... she tries to work while pregnant, he tries to help his dad out... nothing seems to work. They get their own place and have to deal with their electricity being shut off so they end up moving in with her mother, which is difficult for everyone.

Molly's husband has gotten a scholarship to a prestigious school and he's willing to give it up to help her with the baby, but she doesn't want him to. In the end she just about forces him to take the scholarship and he does.

Mixed in with the humor and comedy, there is a great lesson on teen pregnancy and getting married young. It's harder than it looks and this is an excellent movie for young girls to watch and learn from!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Hayley on August 23, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
In "For Keeps" Molly Ringwald plays a high school senior who gets pregnant. Her high hopes of becoming a writer are dashed, and she is thrown into a world that is completely unlike her. She and her boyfriend (Randall Batkinoff) get married, move into a cramped apartment, she drops out of school and then goes back to night school all while trying to deal with her pregnancy and the pressure of both of their parents. Both of their parents have shunned them, and they are all alone. Her new husband finds that he has gotten into MIT, only to realize he cannot go at all. Both of their dreams of going onto college and leading successful lives are ruined, yet they manage to stay together through thick and thin.
If only most guys were like Randall Batkinoff's character, who is possibly the sweetest and most loving of all of the romantic male roles in these movies. He truly loves her, and although she doesn't realize how much at first, she comes to know that his love is true and deep.
It really was an amazing story.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Dorrie Wheeler on April 21, 2004
Format: DVD
For Keeps where shall I start. For Keeps is one of those 80's movies that would fit perfect on The Lifetime Network. Molly Ringwald stars as Darci Elliot and Randall Batinkoff stars as Stan Bobrutz (intentional hard to spell and pronoucne name, it is the butt of several jokes in the film). The two high school sweethearts are sent fast forward into adult hood when Darci becomes pregnant. They struggle to stay together. I think this film is great because it shows young people just how hard things can be when you introduce a baby into the picture. It is not one of those happily ever after stories, Stan and Darci go through some real hard times. The movie itself takes a real awkward turn towards the end with Darci pushing Stan to pursue his dreams without his knowledge, but the movie will entertain those in 6th grade and up. Its a bit pricey but it is good for educational use and for the 80's fan building their collection.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By T. Lewis on May 20, 2013
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When this movie came out in 1988 it was an instant favorite of mine. I suppose I loved it for personal reasons. I could relate well to the characters as I was a pregnant high school senior who was also married at the time. I remember being seven months pregnant as a walked across the stage to get my diploma.

I respected that this movie did not glamorize teenage pregnancy. Everything wasn't perfect and rosey between the two main characters Darcy and Stan. Darcy and Stan are high school sweethearts who find themselves pregnant. After some debate over termination or adoption they decide to marry and keep the baby. They suffer some financial difficulties and make compromises on their dreams. At one point Darcy commits a most unselfish act and breaks up with Stan so that he may pursue his life long dream. But love prevails in the end.

My husband and I know first hand how difficult it was to be young parents. We also know that there isn't much to glamorize about teenage pregnancy or marrying young. But like the characters of Darcy and Stan we also know that love can prevail.

This movie reminds me of that time. I'm Darcy and my husband is Stan. It's been 25 + years and we are still married and still in love.
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