Look Who’s Talking (1989)


“Help! Help! Somebody burp me before I blow up! ” – Mikey

Number of Times Seen – Too many to count (Theater in ’89, cable, video, DVD, 29 Dec 2004 and 17 May 2017)

Brief Synopsis – After getting pregnant from an affair, a single woman must deal with raising her new son by herself.  The story also gives us the point of view of the child.

My Take on it – This film has had such a vast impact on the world that it is hard to believe that there are many people who don’t look at a baby and pretend to know what the baby might be thinking.

I saw this film when it came out and was far from becoming a parent at the time yet still could understand the humor in the whole situation.

As a parent, I find it even funnier because the truth is that we never really know what a baby is truly thinking but it’s fun to try and speculate.

The ideas presented here work on various levels and the story is presented in quite a realistic perspective.

John Travolta and Kirstie Alley are great here and their characters really have amazing chemistry together.

The voice over narration and comments by Bruce Willis are priceless and they really were able to get it all so perfectly funny that it hits the mark just about every time.

Abe Vigoda, George Segal and Olympia Dukakis are all great in supporting roles.

Bottom Line – Hilarious idea that works on numerous levels. The themes explored in this film have had such an impact on the world over the past 30 years because how many of us can admit to not trying to think about what our infant children are thinking?  Alley and Travolta have great chemistry together and obviously Willis’ voice over steals every scene he is in. Vigoda, Segal and Dukakis are all great in supporting roles. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Amy Heckerling was inspired to write the film after her husband and writer Neal Israel started playfully talking in a different voice to pretend what their new baby would say. Her husband also has a cameo as Kirstie Alley’s character’s boss. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy

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