She's Having a Baby

1988 film by John Hughes

She's Having a Baby is a 1988 American film about young newlyweds who find out just how unprepared they are for their future together.

Directed and written by John Hughes.
A comedy about the labors of love.taglines

Jake Briggs Edit

  • College is like high school with ashtrays.
  • And in the end, I realized that I took more than I gave, I was trusted more than I trusted, and I was loved more than I loved. And what I was looking for was not to be found but to be made.

Other Edit

  • Fantasy Girl: If you're still in love with her, how come you're here with me?

Dialogue Edit

Davis: You're the only one I ever loved.
Kristy: No, Davis. You're the only one you ever loved.

Jake: [getting ready for bed] Oh, come on. Am I supposed to make my best friend stay in a hotel?
Kristy: Best friend, my ass. You haven't seen him in two years and in that time he has turned into a complete jerk.
Jake: Excuse me?
Kristy: You heard me and his girlfriend is nauseating.
Jake: Nauseating?
Kristy: [shouting] Her mother died last night, but she didn't want to come! She models nude in videos!
Jake: She wasn't nude though. She was wearing one of those G-things.
Kristy: It probably wasn't a video.
Jake: Well, m-maybe her mother wasn't a very nice person.
Kristy: I don't care if she was or if she wasn't! That bitch has no feelings! And make me sick she's sleeping in our house! I'll have to burn the sheets!
Jake: What if it was one of your friends, huh? What if the shoe was on the other foot?
Kristy: I'd go barefoot!
Jake: [sits on the bed] Oh, jeez. Don't give me that righteous pose.
Kristy:Move! Move!
Jake: So what do you want me to do? Tell me, tell me, tell me. You want me to throw them out in the snow? You'd like that wouldn't you?
Kristy: Yes.
Jake: Well, forget it!
Kristy: You're not sleeping in this bed!
Jake: Oh, really?
Kristy: Anywhere but in this room or in this bed!
Jake: Isn't it gonna be a little bit embarrassing to have Davis know that we're fighting?
Kristy: Not to me.
Jake: [shouts] Ok, fine! Forget it! Forget it! But if he asks... I'm telling him everything.
Kristy: Don't forget to tell him how I feel about his girlfriend!
Erin: [downstairs in the living room] She's got some lungs when she wants them, huh?
[Davis shushes her]

[Jake's job interview]
Howard: How do you feel about slave wages?
Jefferson: Slave wages are okay.
Russ: How do you feel about alcoholics?
Jefferson: Um, I like alcoholics?

Jake: Wh... why do you... why do you think I'm nervous?
Fantasy Girl: Because you don't know what you want.

Grandmother: [before Jake and Kristy's wedding] He's too young and he's too immature. She's a golddigger.
Grandfather: There's little or no gold to be dug. He's plenty old and people don't mature anymore. They stay jackasses all their lives.

Russ: If you're going to piss your life away writing some goddamn book that no one is ever going to give a crap about, why did you have to involve my daughter? Let's say she gets pregnant. What are you going to do? Three can't live on what you make. Two can't live on what you make.
Jake: [having a vision of him, Kristy and their baby in a cold, dark alley somewhere with a fire burning] Kristy, is the baby warmer?
Kristy: We're fine. Sweetie, don't burn your book. Maybe we can get some wood.
Jake: Wood's expensive. Words are cheap.

Jake: [narrating] My inability to impregnate Kristy was blamed on tight shorts, having something to do with my body temperature. Seemed rather flimsy to me. To go through the hell of a fertility check and discover that my preference in undergarments was to blame seemed as silly and pointless as everything else in my life.
Kristy: Jake? Jakey? My temperature's just right. This is the perfect time! Where are you? Can you hurry?
Jake: [narrating] Hiding from my wife, hiding from my manly obligation, our love nest had become a stud farm.

Taglines Edit

  • A comedy about the labors of love.
  • Man. Woman. Life. Death. Infinity. Tuna casserole. One movie dares to tell it all.

Cast Edit

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