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Baby Boom (1987/United Artists/MGM/Twilight Time Limited Edition Blu-ray)

Picture: B+ Sound: B Extras: B Film: C+

PLEASE NOTE: This Baby Boom Blu-ray is now only available from our friends at Twilight Time, is limited to only 3,000 copies and can be ordered while supplies last from the links below.

Diane Keaton and Harold Ramis star in Charles Shyer's Baby Boom - a 1987 rom-com thanks just now getting the high definition presentation thanks to the great indie label Twilight Time. The slice of life comedy features a great performance by Lane whose adventures in parenthood reminds me of other films of the like such as For Keeps (1988), Nine Months (1995), and She's Having A Baby (1988), a cycle that started in the mid-1980s. If you're a parent or are plan on raising a family, then this film may be one you want to watch.

J.C. Wiatt (Lane) is a successful New York business woman known around town as the "tiger lady." Her life takes a sharp turn as 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 that J.C. unwillingly accepts. Now stuck with new responsibilities, her boyfriend doesn't like the idea of a baby living with them and 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. Tired of city life, J.C. soon accidentally creates something marketable herself and soon she realizes that sometimes an unideal situation can quickly turn into a good one.

The film also stars Sam Shepard, Sam Wanamaker, James Spader, Pat Hingle, Mary Gross. Talent behind the lens includes rom-com queen Nancy Meyers (who also worked with Diane Lane in Something's Gotta Give) who co-wrote the screenplay and produced.

Presented in 1080p High Definition with a 1.85:1 widescreen aspect ratio and a lossless 2.0 DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) Stereo (48kHz, 24-bit) track that is the best the film has sounded and looked in any previous release, containing Pro Logic surrounds from its original Dolby analog A-type theatrical release. The colors are natural throughout and the 35mm film looks fantastic on disc.

Special Features include...

Isolated Music featuring music by Bill Conti & Effects Track

Audio Commentary with Film Historians Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman

Original Theatrical Trailer

Collectible Insert Booklet with illustrations and an excellent essay by Kirgo

A nice Blu-ray release and a funny film, there's plenty to like about Baby Boom.

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