She’s Having a Baby

Year: 1988
Studio: Paramount
Director: John Hughes
Producer: John Hughes
Writer: John Hughes
Cast: Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Baldwin, John Ashton

One of the underrated 'passage of life films' that applied to Generation X when I was on the cusp of adulthood, and a nice blend of heartfelt comic drama. In fact, without checking it I'd be willing to bet these characters are the oldest John Hughes depicted in his career, perhaps Blaine and Andie from Pretty In Pink six years later.

With a more than slightly dull job in copywriting on the long track to being a writer, Jake (Bacon) is a little disillusioned with the onset of his adult life with his young wife Kristy (McGovern). Trying to decide whether they want a baby is hard enough without the temptations, threats of irrelevancy and crushing weight of responsibility around them.

Some nice moments even without the climactic drama as the birth starts to go wrong, in the style Hughes was famous for - with sensitivity and laughs.

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