United Artists at 90 Short Film Competition
Directed by Charles Shyer
Thursday 06 March 2008
Baby Boom is a 1987 comedy film starring Diane Keaton. The film also launched a subsequent television show starring Kate Jackson, running from 1988 to 1989.
J.C. Wiatt is a driven Manhattan career woman (nicknamed the "Tiger Lady") who leads a fast-paced lifestyle. Her life is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a toddler, Elizabeth, from a deceased relative. Soon caring for the child occupies much of her time, and her business career begins to suffer, culminating in the loss of her lover and job. Wiatt tries to give Elizabeth up for adoption, but finds that she has grown too attached to the child, forcing a reevaluation of her priorities. She moves into a house in the country in Vermont. Purchasing the home without first having seen it in person or having it inspected, she finds it is riddled with problems which sap the last of her cash reserves. On the brink of financial collapse, she stumbles upon a baby food made from fresh ingredients and sees a promising opportunity. After a rough start, she succeeds in selling her "gourmet baby food", and soon business is booming. Amid the clamor for her new products, she develops a relationship with local veterinarian Jeff Cooper. Finally, her old boss and his client take notice, and they offer to buy her company for millions, take her product nationwide, and give her back her career and high-prestige lifestyle…
Diane Keaton … J.C. Wiatt
Sam Shepard … Dr. Jeff Cooper
Harold Ramis … Steven Bochner
Kristina Kennedy … Elizabeth Wiatt
Michelle Kennedy … Elizabeth Wiatt
Sam Wanamaker … Fritz Curtis
James Spader … Ken Arrenberg
Pat Hingle … Hughes Larabee
Britt Leach … Verne Boone
Linda Ellerbee …. Narrator
Kim Sebastian … Robin
Mary Gross … Charlotte Elkman
- The fictional advertising agency which Keaton's character works at is called Sloane Curtis Advertising, which is the same name of the company which is featured in the 2000 film, What Women Want. The film's writer Nancy Meyers was the director for What Women Want.
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