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She’s Having A Baby (1988)

In this autobiographical prequel to his Mr Mom (1983), John Hughes cast Kevin Bacon as a young man who settles uncomfortably into marriage and finally understands why it was the right move only after he becomes a father.

Bacon is endearing and often funny as a Chicago advertising copywriter, and Elizabeth McGovern does more than just flash her kewpie-doll beauty as Hughes’ ideal of womanhood.

Hughes cuts loose with some fantasy sequences that occasionally regress into high school hi-jinks, but overall this film was the closest the overgrown kid had yet come to real life.

Jake Briggs
Kevin Bacon
Kristy Briggs
Elizabeth McGovern
Davis McDonald
Alec Baldwin
Fantasy Girl
Isabel Lorca
Russ Bainbridge
William Windom
Gayle Bainbridge
Cathryn Damon
Sarah Briggs
Holland Taylor
Jim Briggs
James Ray
Grandmother
Reba McKinney
Grandfather
Bill Erwin
Howard
Paul Gleason
Bill
Dennis Dugan
Minister
Anthony Mockus Sr.
Ken
John Ashton
Hank
Larry Hankin
Lynn
Edie McClurg
Cynthia
Nancy Lenehan
Young Jake
Neal Bacon
Young Kristy
Laure Aronica

Director
John Hughes