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Baby Boom (1987)



Critic Consensus: Baby Boom struggles to impart its feminist ideals, but Diane Keaton's winsome leading work helps keep things breezily entertaining.

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When a professional woman with a high-profile job "inherits" a 14-month-old baby girl from recently deceased relatives, she intends to put her up for adoption, but she discovers that she likes the kid and motherhood. So life begins to go through some massive changes.

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Diane Keaton
as J.C. Wiatt
Pat Hingle
as Larrabee
Britt Leach
as Vern Boone
Kristy Kennedy
as Elizabeth Wiatt
Mary Gross
as Receptionist
Annie Shyer
as Young Girl at Dance
Patricia Estrin
as Secretary
Peter Elbling
as Maitre d'
Peter Elbing
as Maitre d'
Shera Danese
as Cloak Room Attendant
Beverly Todd
as Ann Bowen
Angel David
as Stockboy
Nicholas Cascone
as Delivery Boy
Annie O'Donnell
as Wilma White
Kristina Kennedy
as Elizabeth Wiatt
George Petrie
as Everett Sloane
Michelle Kennedy
as Elizabeth Wiatt
Jack Hall
as Restaurant Guest
Dorothy Hall
as Restaurant Guest
Marianne Doherty
as Food Chain Secretary
Dori Brenner
as Park Mom
Jane Elliot
as Park Mom
Paxton Whitehead
as "Center" Instructor
Constance Forslund
as Receptionist
John Philbin
as Oldtimer
Hansford Rowe
as Sam Tutts
Katherine Borowitz
as Yuppie Wife
Robin Bartlett
as Yuppie Wife
Chris Noth
as Yuppie Husband
Mary Peters
as Postmaster
Annie Meyers-Shyer
as Little Girl in Vermont
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Critic Reviews for Baby Boom

All Critics (44) | Top Critics (17)

Shyer's direction of actors rises instantly to a level of cartoonish hysteria and descends only for occasional wet bursts of sentimentality.

June 24, 2021 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The script is too coy and calculating. But watching Keaton romp through "Baby Boom" is a special treat.

June 24, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

There's just something irresistible about a major star dropping his or her guard and going full-out in the service of a comic romp.

June 24, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Baby Boom is so far into the realm of fable as to be a cartoon, or a wish fulfillment. It's as if Frank Capra had read Ms. and missed the point.

June 24, 2021 | Full Review…

"Baby Boom" is a classic of insipidity, oozing sexual stereotypes from every pore, with dialogue that can't tell the difference between bright and trite and a music score that may give cavities.

June 24, 2021 | Full Review…

It's a big bundle of fluff - you don't know whether to sit there and watch or charge the screen and tickle its itsy nose - but it's power-fluff.

June 24, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Baby Boom

This is a good movie about women and the workplace, it has an excellent cast, and it's funny too. I really liked this movie, and I highly recommend it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Diane is a busy business woman who's life is turned upside down when a baby comes along. She retires to the country where she has a bottomless pit of a house. She falls for a vet. She makes baby food which she sells across the country. Funny movie.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer


Yet another one of those childhood films. Cute, but predictable.

Jennifer D
Jennifer D

Super Reviewer

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