10 Things You didn’t Know about the Movie “Baby Boom”

This was a seriously funny movie. It seems that a lot of times you’ll see men that are successful but have no family and no intention of making one as they are suddenly saddled with a kid they didn’t know they had or with a child that needs their love and attention in some regard. It’s a very positive sight and one that tends to change the men in such films into better people, but almost always you’ll see a woman that already has children and is a supporter of that child, not women that all of a sudden have a baby to raise and a career to consider. In short, Baby Boom is about a woman who has a career and isn’t that intent on a family and suddenly has an infant to look after and a life to salvage.

It’s still a hilariously touching movie.

10. Keaton’s character works at the same firm that was featured in What Women Want.

She worked at Sloan Curtis Advertising which was used in the Mel Gibson film later on.

9. The film is based upon a woman who never planned to be a mother.

It might seem a little odd but there are women out there that are absolutely set against being mothers. The maternal instinct is either not present or is buried so far down below their career goals and determination to make something of themselves, which is awesome, that they just figure they don’t have the time or inclination. To each their own.

8. This was one of many role-reversal movies in Hollywood at the time.

Mr. Mom and Three Men and a Baby were also big name films that came out in this era and featured men taking on a role that they weren’t prepared for.

7. This was one of the only times that Harold Ramis was an actor and not a writer.

Usually he is much more involved in movies he’s starring in when it comes to the work behind the scenes. This time he was there strictly in an acting role.

6. The movie was one of the only times that Diane Keaton looked like a female career woman.

Normally she was seen to dress in casual and comfortable clothes. People were stunned when they saw her in her business attire.

5. The first name of Keaton’s character is never revealed.

She goes by J.C. throughout the film and never reveals her first or middle name.

4. The baby in this film was played by twins.

They were seventeen-months old at the time of filming.

3. Diane Keaton got the only billing on all promotional material for this movie.

In all honesty she was the only star, aside from the little girl, to go from start to finish in the movie, so top billing was all hers by right.

2. It spawned a TV sitcom.

The sitcom did okay but it wasn’t able to measure up to the movie.

1. To film with the baby on set the crew had to darken the studio and then raise the lights gradually. 

If you’ve ever raised a child you’ll understand how easy it is to startle a baby with a sudden bright light. It’s not the same for all kids but the trick is finding out what works and going with it.

Funny, funny movie.

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