BABY BOOM (15)
D: Charles Shyer
UIP/MGM (Bruce A. Block & Nancy Meyers)
USA 🇺🇸 1987
W: Nancy Meyers & Charles Shyer
DP: William A. Fraker
Ed: Lynzee Klingman
Mus: Bill Conti
PD: Jeffrey Howard
Diane Keaton (J.C. Wiatt), Harold Ramis (Steven Buchner), Sam Wanamaker (Fritz Curtis), James Spader (Ken Arrenberg), Sam Shepard (Dr. Jeff Cooper), Pat Hingle (Hughes Larrabee)
Diane Keaton plays a career-minded executive whose life becomes overthrown in turmoil when she acquires a small baby (not hers).
An enjoyable yuppie 80's comedy which seems like a spin on the same year's incredibly successful Three Men & A Baby. It's not a bad film at all, but it's not very memorable and hasn't dated particularly well. Diane Keaton is fine in the lead, but it would have been a welcome addition if she had a better screenplay to work with.
Did You Know:
J.C. Wiatt (Diane Keaton) worked at Sloane Curtis Advertising which was the same firm in What Women Want (2000), a film directed by the writer of Baby Boom, Nancy Meyers.