Cinema: Rushes: Oct. 12, 1987

BABY BOOM

Management Consultant J.C. Wiatt (Diane Keaton) and her investment banker beau (Harold Ramis) snuggle up for some robust yuppie sex. The camera pans to the bedroom clock, which reads 11:46 p.m. Dissolve to the clock at 11:50, and pan back to our lovers, already postcoital, catching up on some paperwork. It is a clever laugh at the expense of a business class so busy making it that they have little time to make it. And it is the only amusing moment in this comedy about a brusque career woman put in charge of raising an infant girl. The script,...

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