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Laserdisc SHE'S HAVING A BABY 1988 Kevin Bacon Lot#1 FS LD
 

Laserdisc SHE'S HAVING A BABY 1988 Kevin Bacon Lot#1 FS LD

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Laserdisc Title: "SHE'S HAVING A BABY"
Edition: Fullscreen Edition (Single Disc)
Directed By: John Hughes
Starring: Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth McGovern, William Windom, Paul Gleason
Production / Year: 1988 Paramount Pictures Corporation
Running Time: 106 Minutes / Color
Audio Format: Digital Sound, Stereo, CX Encoded
Video Format: NTSC, CLV (Extended Play)
Miscellaneous Features: Rated PG-13, Closed Captioned
Distributed By: Paramount Home Video
Catalog / Spine Number: LV 32027

Cosmetic Condition:
Disc (s): Very Good - Few very light to very minor hairline surface swirls or very light fingerprint marks
Jacket: Excellent - Normal shelf wear, few creases, slightly worn-out corners or edges but no signs of spines splitting

Synopsis:
Having delved repeatedly into the world of teenage joys and sorrows, from Sixteen Candles to Ferris Bueller's Day Off, writer-director John Hughes took a step into adulthood (or some facsimile of it) with She's Having a Baby. Peppered with whimsical asides and busy voice-over observations, the movie is shamelessly fun to watch, even if it doesn't add up to anything especially profound. Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth McGovern are newlyweds struggling through the tribulations of a youthful marriage. Along with the usual uncertainties, Bacon is sacrificing his dreams of becoming a writer to work in an ad agency, and his best supposed pal (Alec Baldwin, just before stardom) tries to seduce his wife. Hughes may have been reflecting on his own past job in advertising, and maybe that explains why the movie plays like a superficial, if entertaining, TV commercial. As for the movie itself, I think it's wonderful. A sweet and honest interpretation of growing up into adulthood and living with the decisions that you make. Since Kevin Bacon plays a writer named Jefforson (Jake) Briggs, we get to view his imagination thru certain scenes when he's sort of daydreaming, that come across very comically (like the lawnmower ballet). My favorite is when Kristi (Elizabeth McGovern) tells him "I stopped taking the pill three months ago", to which he sits up and starts screaming, imagining himself on a fastmoving traincar in a straitjacket, crashing into a brick wall. If those visuals don't explain his anxiety I don't know what would. That's the fun of the movie. This is just a wonderful, romantic, funny movie, which I finally just watched. This movie seems as timely today as it must have been when it was released in the late 1980s. I've always loved Kevin Bacon and this movie just confirms that he is a multitalented actor. Loved McGovern also as a young and happy wife. Wow, Alec Baldwin was good looking in his younger days!

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