I like it when others feel strongly about odd/unpopular things even when I don't happen to like them. So tired of everyone liking the same thing.
I've loved the movie ever since it came out when I was a little kid. I have the movie on DVD and it's definitely one of my favorite movies. I watch it a few times a year, and it's definitely a good winter movie.
Proof it doesn't take a huge budget and special CGI's to make a great movie.
When I was a young professional woman I really tried to copy her work wardrobe. I was not interested in babies and applesauce though.
R4 Did you ever get a co-op in Manhattan and a corner office?
CGI is destroying movies.
R6 I agree. "Actors" these days can't act worth shit and Hollywood thinks that a bunch of random CGI's make up for a shitty script (they don't).
R7, let us not forget 3D and explosions.
Diane Keaton gave a brilliant comic performance, comparable to Carole Lombard.
Sam Shepard was a total hunk in that film. Where is he now??
Ugh. A patriarchal fantasy where a smart successful women learns she can only be happy as a stay-at-home mother.
[quote]Diane Keaton gave a brilliant comic performance, comparable to Carole Lombard.
[quote]Ugh. A patriarchal fantasy where a smart successful women learns she can only be happy as a stay-at-home mother.
You obviously haven't watched the movie because if you did, you'd know she started her own business where she ended up earning more money than she did working for someone else.
In this movie, Sam Shepard was still hot!
I can't remember the ending of this movie. Does she really give it all up to be a mom or can women truly have it all??
The movie is indeed great but no better than the dozens of similar films Hollywood cranked out regularly in the 1930s and 40s with Claudette Colbert, Carole Lombard, Roz Russell, Jean Arthur and Myrna Loy.
Colbert and Russell are my idea of heaven...
r15, The company that she used to work for offers to buy her Country Baby baby food business. She is all excited about returning to the old board room for them to make their presentation to her on how they want to buy her out.
But she decides that she likes her new reality and doesn't want to sell. She makes that speech about how "if Food Consortium (or whatever her old company was called) can put Country Baby on every grocery store shelf, then so can I."
And she goes home from that meeting quite pleased with herself and her baby calls her "Mama" for the first time.
R11: I was thinking the same thing through 7/8 ths of this film: jelly-making-tycoon at the end seemed thrown in: however it does speak to the struggles, sexism, and stereotypes of that era and it resonates just as clearly today.
R18 Yes thanks I remember now. It was a good movie.
great movie. the name of the corporation was Food Chain. I think it presented a very accurate view of 'working women' in the 80's
I think it's Keaton's best performance and that includes Annie Hall.
They need to remake it with Katherine Heigl.
So here is my confession that I will only admit with the anonymity of DL: I've seen this movie maybe 4-5 times over the last 25 years, and by the time her baby calls her "Mama" at the end, I'm in tears. Every goddamned fucking time.
Yes, I'm a guy, and the only other movies I can remember crying at we're E.T. (I was 11) and Eight Below (dog lover).
I love this movie.
I'm sorry, I couldn't do it...
I pictured her wearing frosted lipstick and working at Dairy Queen.
Mmmmm Sam Shepherd. He was hot. Thanks for the reminder. I just ordered it again from Netflix.
Just reading today that the US is 20% of the worldwide movie-going population. They aren't making movies for us now. Movies have to be understood and enjoyed across many different languages and cultures now - so big explosions, cgi, writing and story not so important.
I realized why someone like Melissa McCarthy is so popular. You can just look at her and get the joke.
Anyway, when you're done watching Baby Boom, Let me know what you think of the hidden gem, Making Mr. Right. I love that movie too.
R10, Shepard has been touring on-and-off with former lover, Patti Smith. There's also a documentary making the festival rounds on Shepard and his longtime friend, Johnny Dark, called SHEPARD AND DARK.
My best friend and I used to have conversations almost entirely from movie dialog. We were friends for 35 years. He died last Oct.,after many years of dealing with HIV.
We both new so many movies practically by heart,and SO many that we'd watched repeatedly. Movies most people had never seen once! Baby Boom was one. Irreconcilable Differences, with Ryan O'Neil,Shelly Long & a very young Drew Barrimore,suing her ridiculous parents for emancipation,was another. CBTTFADJDJD, Barfly,Crimes of the Heart,Grey Gardens (of course!).
Working Girl,Bullets over Broadway, Interiors,(& ALL Woody Allen),Francis & a thousand more.
I found DL just before he died, it really makes me happy. I think I could have gotten him into it as well. I think I've been using Datalonge to help me not obsess about Donny's death. If I start thinking about never being able to talk to him on the phone again it's just overwhelming.
Will "Looking for Mr. Goodbar" ever be released on DVD?
I've heard that its release is tied up with the rights to the soundtrack . . . then how was it released on VHS years ago?
Cher was offered the lead, turned it down for Moonstruck.
Diane Keaton said she had to fight tooth and nail for the part because she was not box office material.
That scene where she passes out from anger and frustration at the well just kills me. The actor with her in the scene makes me laugh too, he has no idea how to cope with this maniac carrying on in front of him.
I loved this movie also, OP. I am going to watch it again.
Love it too, OP love Diane Keaton.
I love a woman in an Armani suit.
I think Diane Keaton's work is sadly misunderstood these days which is partly her own fault, but mostly due to other people's lack of imagination and short memories. She is a great actress and a true original.
I love Baby Boom.
"Shoot the Moon" is the best American film about a failing marriage ever made, and Keaton and Finney give incredible performances. The kids do too. I agree r36.
Barbra Streisand was offered the role first and turned it down.
I have always loved this movie. It's one of my favorites.
Only one nitpick: I wonder why they didn't ensure the baby her modesty during the diaper-changing scenes. I always find that odd. It's like they went out of their way to not cover her up. Of course the scenes are wholesome, but it still doesn't seem fair to the baby. (This is something I would only say on an anonymous message board.)
It was on the other day and I watched it again and loved it. Never a big fan of movie babies but that Elizabeth is a treasure. Mama!
R41 you are spot on about Diane--and I love "Shoot the Moon". DK and Albert Finney are really something in that film. It doesn't seem to be around anywhere--its just the type of film you expect to show up on TCM with the appropriate Ben Mankiewicz intro...