Baby Boom

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"JC Wiatt, corporate powerhouse, just received an inheritance. And it sucks."
  • PG
  • 1987
  • 1 hr 50 min
  • 6.3  (19,045)
  • 53

Baby Boom is a 1987 romantic comedy film starring Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard, and Harold Ramis. The movie is centered around J.C. Wiatt (played by Keaton), who is a successful New York businesswoman who's dedicated her life to work. She enjoys the finer things in life, has a great apartment in Manhattan, and a loving boyfriend named Steven Buchner (played by Harold Ramis). However, everything changes when she unexpectedly inherits a toddler named Elizabeth from a distant cousin who has recently passed away.

At first, J.C. is unprepared for the responsibility of caring for a child, but as she grows to love Elizabeth, she becomes determined to give her newfound daughter the best possible life. However, J.C. soon realizes that balancing motherhood and her high-powered career is no easy task.

J.C. decides to leave the city and take a chance on a new life in Vermont, where she becomes a successful entrepreneur by making and selling organic baby food, causing a huge demand in the market. Her new business venture is a huge success, but it’s not without its challenges; trying to juggle motherhood and a time-consuming career ultimately takes a toll on J.C.'s relationship with Steven, and she begins to question what truly makes her happy in life.

The film is a touching and hilarious comedy that effectively deals with issues of motherhood, career, and what it means to have it all. Diane Keaton delivers an outstanding performance as the protagonist, J.C., showing her range as an actress by capturing both the humor and the heartache of a woman who's been suddenly thrust into motherhood. Her chemistry with Sam Shepard who plays the handsome veterinarian named Dr. Jeff Cooper is a delight to watch.

The movie can be relatable to working mothers, aspiring entrepreneurs or women who have choice to choose between personal relationships and professional success. The film does an excellent job of creating an authentic portrayal of working motherhood that many women can resonate with.

Directed by Charles Shyer, the film boasts of picturesque Vermont locations, compelling performances from its lead actors, a charming script, and an engaging plot. The overall cinematography and sound design is excellent, and the film’s score creates an inviting and feel-good atmosphere.

Overall, Baby Boom is an entertaining and moving film that's well worth watching. It's a perfect blend of humor and heart, with strong performances from its talented cast, and beautiful cinematography. The movie remains timeless and continues to be cited as one of the greatest comedies of the 80s.

Baby Boom is a 1987 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 50 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 53.

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    6.3  (19,045)
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