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

In this John Hughes film, newlyweds Jake (Kevin Bacon) and Kristy (Elizabeth McGovern) Briggs struggle through their new roles as man and wife, until they decide they want to have a baby. When they experience difficulty in conceiving, the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: February 5, 1988
DVD Release Date: November 21, 2000
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Critic Score: 36% 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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Cathy Burke
United Press International

[Hughes] proves he also can handle life on the other side of graduation.

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
The title event doesn't even happen until forty minutes into the movie. Elizabeth McGovern is criminally one-note as a criminally underwritten shrew.… 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
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 V
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