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160 Ratings

Baby Boom

Directed by Charles Shyer
United States, 1987
Comedy, Romance


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

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Baby Boom Directed by Charles Shyer

Awards & Festivals

Golden Globes (USA)

1988 | 2 nominations including: Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

National Society of Film Critics Awards

1988 | 2nd place: Best Actress

American Comedy Awards

1988 | Nominee: Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Critics reviews

A nefarious delight, Baby Boom excels at making the audience think it’s watching a feminist comedy like Nine to Five—while delivering essentially the opposite. Keaton’s final fuck-you to the board of directors—who want to hire her back after coldly letting her go when her work fell behind—feels triumphant, but it only takes place so the film can complete her transformation into the Suzie Homemaker she always denied she would become.
August 06, 2012
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