Baby Boom

Synopsis: J.C. Wiatt is a successful New York business woman known around town as the "tiger lady." She gets news of an inheritance from a relative from another country and off the bat she suspects it's money. Well it's not money, it's a baby girl. At first she doesn't accept until the lady that gives the baby to her has to catch her flight. J.C. is now stuck with an annoying baby girl. Her boyfriend doesn't like the idea of a baby living with them and he leaves her. J.C. has enough of it and takes her to meet a family ready to adopt her. She leaves but hears the baby cry while walking away and has to go back. The baby is too attached to her now and won't let her go. Later, her baby gets into mischief which causes her to get fired. Now, she sets her eyes on an old two story cottage in Vermont to get out of the New York life. When she arrives, the house needs more help than originally thought. She gets bored one snowy day and decides to make apple sauce. Her baby loves it and she decides to sell
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Charles Shyer
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min

(narrator) 53% of the American

workforce is female.

Three generations of women that

turned 1,000 years of tradition on its ear.

As little girls they were told to grow up

and marry doctors and lawyers.

Instead they grew up

and became doctors and lawyers.

They moved out of the "pink ghetto"

and into the executive suite.

Sociologists say the new working woman

is a phenomenon of our time.

Take JC Wiatt, for example.

Graduated first in her class at Yale,

got her MBA at Harvard.

Has a corner office

at the corner of 58th and Park.

She works five to nine, makes six figures

a year, and they call her the Tiger Lady.

Married to her job, she lives with

an investment banker married to his.

They collect African art,

co-own their co-op...

... and have separate

but equal IRA accounts.

One would take it for granted

that a woman like this has it all.

One must never take

anything for granted.

No, no. Atlantic Overseas

isn't just having a slow quarter.

- They may not be flying to Newark soon.

- Don't you think...

Ken, a company can't lose $25 million

a quarter and expect to stay in business.

They gotta streamline the organisation,

reduce headquarters staff...

...and then we'll be able

to focus on the real soft spots.

- What?

- You're good.

You're just realising? Robin,

I need the flash report for my meeting.

- Got it.

- Good.

And the latest info on the IBC merger.

What's going on?

- Steven called. Is nine OK for dinner?

- Mm-hm.

Melniker called, said it was urgent. And I

need you to sign these. Legal needs them.

OK. Sheldrake moved up the deadline,

so don't make any weekend plans.

- This weekend?

- Is there a problem?

No, it's just that I have tickets

to the ballet that I've waited six months...

- No problem.

- Tell Steven nine is fine. Try Jams.

If they have no good tables, try elsewhere.

Ken, I need the P&Ls on Atlantic

Overseas. I also need the latest ZBBs.

Robin, I want you

to get me the CEO of IBC ASAP.

Miss Wiatt, Mr Curtis wants

to know if you're free for dinner.

Absolutely. Cancel Steven.

And good morning to you too, Miss Wiatt.

OK, the Montana lamb with

the rocket leaf and goat cheese salad.

And lime-grilled free-range chicken with

the pumpkin pasta and dandelion greens.

- Looks fabulous.

- Enjoy.

- I'm Phillip, if you need me.

- Thank you, Phillip.

Tell me, what do you know

about Hughes Larrabee?

He's the CEO of The Food Chain,

used to be the CEO of Avon.

He's a killer. Real smart, no bullshit.

- I've never met him. Why?

- He called. They wanna talk.

- I thought they were with McKinsey.

- They're shopping around.

I set up a lunch for you at the Pierre.

Oh, I would love to steal an account

from McKinsey. I would just love it.

- JC.

- Mm-hm.

- I think you're enormously talented.

- Fritz, are you leaving the company?

- No!

- Am I leaving the company?

- Christ, let me get it out!

- Sorry.


I want you to become a partner.


Oh, well...

...I accept. This is great, Fritz.

This is very exciting. Wow.

Of course I have to discuss it with Everett.

I hope he remembers me.

I only met him a few times.

You reel in The Food Chain,

he'll remember you. I promise.


Let me ask you something.

How many hours a week do you work?

I don't know. 70, 80.

Well, realise as a partner

the hours are only gonna get worse.

I never complain about these things.

You know me. I like work.

- Yeah, I know, OK.

- So you know that I...

- Just let me get this off my chest, OK?

- Sure.

- (knocking)

- Now...

What's that knocking?

Well, never mind. Look, you know that

normally I don't think of you as a woman.

But in this case, I do have to

look at you as a woman/partner.

I mean, what if you and Steven decide

to get married somewhere down the line?

- I mean, what if he expects a wife?

- Fritz, first of all... May I?

- Mm.

- Steven and I are not getting married.

We both eat, sleep and dream our work.

That's why we're together.

Fritz, I understand

what it takes to make it.

But do you understand the sacrifices

you're gonna have to make?

I mean, a man can be a success and still

have a personal life, a full personal life.

My wife is there whenever I need her.

I mean, she raises the kids,

she decorates, she...

Well, I don't know what the hell she does,

but she takes care of things.

I guess...

What I'm saying is, I'm lucky.

I can have it all.

Is that what you're worried about?

Forget it.

I don't want it all.

I don't.

- How about an Akita as a present?

- A dog?

- I thought you loved them.

- I love looking at 'em, but owning one?

You've got to feed it and walk it and we'd

have hair everywhere. What if it died?

- Jeez, it was just a thought.

- Well, it's a lovely thought. It's just...

Oh, you know me.

I'm not really great with living things.

I think you are.

- D'you wanna make love?

- Please. Really.

All right, it's coming off right now.

Oh, dear.

- Oh! Oh, Steven!

- Hm?

- Did you see this house?

- No.

- Listen to this. "62-acre Vermont estate."

- Mm-hm.

"Fruit orchard, swimming pond,

360 view of the mountains."

This is so great.

- Why do you keep saving those things?

- A lot of people have vacation homes.

Yeah, people who take vacations

have vacation homes.

Well, you never know.

I know you in Vermont without

a speakerphone would not be pretty.

- That's extremely funny(!)

- Mm-hm.

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Nancy Meyers

Nancy Jane Meyers (born December 8, 1949) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. She is the writer, producer and director of several big-screen successes, including The Parent Trap (1998), What Women Want (2000), Something's Gotta Give (2003), The Holiday (2006), It's Complicated (2009) and The Intern (2015). more…

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