Movies Baby Boom (1987, Diane Keaton, Harold Ramis) Published 5 months ago on September 11, 2018 In rom-com Baby Boom, J. C. Wiatt (Diane Keaton) has it all: she’s a high-earning management consultant with a partnership beckoning, and shares an apartment to die for with lover Steven Buchner (Harold Ramis). Then two distant relatives die in a car crash, bequeathing her their baby daughter. Initially planning to put the child up for adoption, Wiatt begins to feel maternal pangs and keeps her, much to the disgust of Steven, who moves out, and her firm, who fire her as her work slips. Moving to Vermont, she happily settles into being a single ‘mother’ but misses a man in her life and a purpose. Cue local vet Jeff Copper (Sam Shepard) and Wiatt’s increasingly successful cottage industry: making baby food… Shyer’s light touch (he went on to direct both Father of the Bride films) ensures the film never gets maudlin, and Keaton’s move from boardroom tigress to panicky ‘mom’ while retaining the audience’s credibility is a testament of her ability to convince in a film that captures the comedies of the 40s mixed with modern-day reality. The film was so successful it spawned a TV series, starring Charlie’s Angel Kate Jackson in Keaton’s role. production details USA | 110 minutes | 1987 Director: Charles Shyer Script: Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer, cast Diane Keaton as J.C. Wiatt Sam Shepard as Dr. Jeff Cooper James Spader as Ken Arrenberg Sam Wanamaker as Fritz Curtis Pat Hingle as Hughes Larrabee Harold Ramis as Steven Buchner Kristina Kennedy as Elizabeth Wiatt Linda Ellerbee as Narrator (voice) Mary Gross as Charlotte Elkman Shera Danese as Cloak Room Attendant Britt Leach as Mr. Boone Victoria Jackson as Eve Paxton Whitehead as Instructor Annie Golden as Baby Sitter 2 genre Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes21 hours ago Miracle Workers: 12 Days (TBS Tues 26 Feb 2019) 12 Days: A troublesome human complicates Craig and Eliza’s plan, while Sanjay attempts to burnish his credentials. With Steve Buscemi,... Episodes21 hours ago Teachers: The Final Robe (TV Land Tues 26 Feb 2019) The Final Robe: Ms. Bennigan has two spots left in her bridal party and the three remaining teachers compete to... Episodes21 hours ago Food Truck Nation: Smoked, Stuffed and Frozen Finds (S1EP8 Tues 26 Feb 2019 on Cooking) Chef Brad Miller visits a food truck in Orange County that has its own custom smoker onboard, then he tries... Episodes21 hours ago The Rookie: Plain Clothes Day (S1EP14 ABC Tues 26 Feb 2019) Plain Clothes Day: The rookies are really put to the test when their training officers accompany them out of uniform... Episodes21 hours ago Hometown Homicide: Local Girl Gone (S1EP2 ID Tues 26 Feb 2019) Local Girl Gone: When 15-year-old high school freshman Danielle Locklear, of Hope Mills, N.C., went missing in March 2014, her... search EPISODES Episodes21 hours ago Chopped: Beer and Brats (S37EP4 FoodTV Tues 26 Feb 2019) Wonton Wonder: The chefs start with an appetizer basket that includes potato chips, then the entree basket includes a savory... Episodes21 hours ago World of Dance: The Qualifiers 1 – Season 3 Premieres Tues 26 Feb 2019 on NBC The Qualifiers 1: In the “World of Dance” season three premiere, global superstar Jenifer Lopez, dance phenomenon Derek Hough and... Episodes21 hours ago Splitting Up Together: Annie, Are You Okay (S2EP14 ABC Tues 26 Feb 2019) Annie, Are You Okay: Lisa’s unexpected pregnancy turns out to have more complications than what Lena and Martin had expected;... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 weeks ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies2 weeks ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies2 weeks ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.