She's Having a Baby
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She's Having a Baby
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 Briggs (Kevin Bacon) marries high-school sweetheart Kristy (Elizabeth McGovern). After an abortive attempt at graduate school in New Mexico, the couple settles in suburban Chicago. Jake fakes his way into a job as an advertising copywriter, while Kristy settles into her own corporate job. The couple faces the typical ups and downs of any new marriage, especially… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 48%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"So very little works in She's Having a Baby that it's easiest just to grouse on how petty and little-minded and pro-conformity it is."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"The Hughes formula at its thinnest."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Hilarious look at married life in Suburban Chicago"
‑ Kevin Fiddler, Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)
"A rare failure from filmmaker John Hughes..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"It should have been the movie where Hughes got Oscar nominations; the Academy weren't going to award his comedies, but here is where he showed he could branch out and grow up."
‑ Ian Waldron-Mantgani, UK Critic
"Honest and funny, though stuck in the 80's."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Apollo Guide
"Deals with a husband who just doesn't want to grow up and face his responsibilities."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"When good Hughes goes bad."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
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