She's Having a Baby
She's Having a Baby (1988)

An aspiring writer faces up to the responsibilities of marriage and family in this romantic comedy from writer, director, and producer John Hughes. Despite the misgivings he pours out to best friend Davis McDonald (Alec Baldwin), Jake… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: November 21, 2000
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Critic Score: 34% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times

If She's Having a Baby were a funnier movie, if the fights were more cleverly written and Bacon and McGovern played them more deftly and lightly, it wouldn't have that unpleasant edge -- seesawing between romance and paranoia.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune

She's Having a Baby wants to be everyone's story, but its hollowness makes it no one's.

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Empire Magazine

This plodding drama may have its heart in the right place but, along side a gaggle of similar angst-ridden Hughes dramas of the period, fails to stand out amongst the crowd.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

[The film] assumes that boys will be boys but that the mystical act of fatherhood will make a man of you. Trouble with She's Having a Baby is, Hughes believes this without feeling obliged to develop it dramatically.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

McGovern manages to fare better with the cliches thrown at her than Bacon does; but neither has a prayer of scoring at a game whose rules and players might have been dreamed up by a computer.

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Film4

Director Hughes' effort to follow his teenagers into adulthood only results in cardboard cut-outs.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

It's a measure of how little maneuvering room the movie leaves its performers that a lovely, sensitive actress like Elizabeth McGovern makes virtually no impression.

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

Bacon`s character is such a chronic complainer than we wonder why McGovern doesn't dump him.

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Juan Carlos Coto
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

As for Bacon and McGovern, it`s sad to see these usually energetic performers labor through a tired script, rarely getting a chance to deliver.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Really good, despite weak. Don't appear to be a John Hughes's film.
David Ladd
This is John Hughes comic tale about a young man's struggle to mature in the face of marriage and impending fatherhood. Kevin Bacon is perfectly cast as… More
AJ Verser
Hughes writes and directs this comedy drama of a young married couple. It is mostly dramatic, but it does have a good amount of humour throughout the film,… More
Cassandra Maples
If you haven't seen this lovely little film yet, and you are due to be a young family man, I recommend it. Watch it with you significant other, and dare to… More
Megan S
Okay, not the greatest John Hughes movie of course. Watching movies like this make me wonder why some people get married in the first place and it makes me feel… More
Leigh Ryan
So cute. They were so young it was just adorable.