She’s Having A Baby


John Hughes’s teen movies are the crown jewels of the genre, while his comedy hits via National Lampoon and Home Alone set box-offices ringing. But Hughes’ other work also deserves some attention, with this 1988 vehicle for Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth McGovern skipping teenage angst and broad comedy to gently pleasing effect. Newlyweds Jake and Kirsty are struggling with their newfound responsibility, something his degree in romance languages hasn’t prepared him for.  She’s Having a Baby shows that Hughes could consider a more adult world with the same sensitivity that he brought to high-school life, with relaxed performances from the leads, and cameos from Hughes regulars like Paul Gleeson and Edie McClurg from Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller’s Day off respectively.


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