Look Who’s Talking

Look Who’s Talking for me is one of those movies that people say they love, but I bet most people who say that have not seen the movie for at least a decade. I watched this again recently and it has not aged gracefully at all, which made me think, was this movie all that great to begin with?

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Look Who’s Talking was released on October 13, 1989. You can download or stream the film from a digital platform. Click on the Download button at the end of this review and make your choice.

The Movie Review

Do not get me wrong, I have a lot of nostalgia for this and it is an iconic and memorable movie that was a huge hit in the late 80s. However, even as a kid, I never “loved” this movie, I always thought that it was just ok. I get that the idea of hearing a baby’s thoughts is clever and fun, especially when it is Bruce Willis voicing said baby, but watching this for the first time in years made me truly question the sanity of those who say this is one of their all-time favorite movies…. Which is what my wife said!

The Cast and Characters

The cast of Look Who’s Talking is great; we have Kirsty Alley playing the role of Mollie Jensen. Mollie is a hardworking career woman who ends up having an affair with a real jerk of a guy called Albert and she ends up pregnant. The thing is, I really do not like Mollie at all! I was kind of indifferent to her before the movie started, but even when the romance ark was complete at the end of the movie, I did not like her at all, she is not a good person.

The other main member of the cast is John Travolta (Pulp Fiction, Face/Off, Wild Hogs) who plays the role of James. James is a cab driver who also works as a flight instructor as he is a good pilot. James ends up being the one driving Mollie to the hospital when she gives birth. He finds her purse, takes it back to her and they work out a weird deal where he is her babysitter, but he gets to use her address so that his grandfather can stay in a certain nursing home.

The Baby Mikey

Between these two we have the baby Mikey, the best part of the movie is the insight we get from Mikey in terms of how he sees the world and his quest for a father. The way that Mikey and James bond is really sweet, but Mollie remains unlikable for most of the movie, almost like she thinks she is way better than James. I know that they were going for two people from opposite sides of the track, but when James is so likable and Mollie is not, it just makes you think that he could do so much better.

Final Thoughts

Perhaps I am overthinking things too much, my wife said that I sucked all the enjoyment out of the movie! I guess if you just turn your brain off and laugh at the stuff Mikey says, this is a fun movie. However, as a romance movie, I just do not see how the pairing of James and Mollie is something anyone believes or even likes. I could go the rest of my life without watching this again and be ok with it. Hey, I have certainly seen worse, but this would never make my list of ’80s classics that is for sure.

Look Who's Talking
Look Who's Talking is a charming comedy about a talking baby voiced by Bruce Willis, who comments on his single mom's romantic misadventures. Download it now.
5.5 Total Score
Look Who's Talking Review Summary

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  • Bruce Willis voicing Mikey is funny
  • You do root for James as he is likable
  • The premise of the movie is clever
  • Mollie is not a nice or caring person…. I kind of hated her at certain points
  • Apart from Mikey and James, I never really liked anyone!
  • I actually prefer the sequel and even that is not great!
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Jason Delacey

Jason Delacey

Jason is a 40-year-old writer from Northern England. He has been playing video games his whole life and writing about them for over a decade. As well as enjoying gaming into the wee hours of the morning, Jason is a real film fanatic too! He is open to watching all genres of movies from animated singing animals to brutal horror!

Jason loves to give his honest opinion on games, movies, TV shows and is always willing to give anything a try!

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