Baby It's You
Baby It's You (1983)

In the early 1960s, two very different New Jersey high schoolers share their first love in this bittersweet romantic drama, an early feature by writer/director John Sayles. Jill Rosen (Rosanna Arquette) is a sweet, overachieving Jewish girl… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 4, 1983
DVD Release Date: October 7, 2003
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Time Out

Arquette and Spano hit exactly the right note.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Rosanna Arquette has a way about her.

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TV Guide

Sayles's class-consciousness is telling as always, and the director is so good at creating complex, persuasive characters that one is tempted to overlook narrative weaknesses, especially in the final third of the film.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

A labor of love for everyone involved.

Fernando F. Croce

A patchy romance but tough-minded and full of vividly smudged emotions

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Mark Morris

John Sayles takes on a genre movie and makes something that ends up as distinctive as his trademark ensemble films.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

As a filmmaker, Sayles still seems more likable than incisive or original, but it's a likability with a certain brilliance.

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Emanuel Levy

John Sayles film is a well acted tale of doomed romance.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An uneven teenage romantic comedy by John Sayles.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
Written and directed by John Sayles, "Baby It's You" is on the surface a genuinely heartfelt romance. Like a lot of Sayles' other… More