Taglines: He’s hip, he’s cool, and he’s only 3 months old.
Mollie is an accountant living in New York City who has an affair with Albert, a womanizing executive who is married with two children, and becomes pregnant. During her pregnancy, Mollie and Albert keep their indiscretion secret, under the idea she was artificially inseminated, and that Albert plans to leave his wife Beth and their two children to be with her.
Mollie and her friend Rona happen to catch Albert fooling around with his interior decorator Melissa and he admits he is planning on living with her after his divorce is finalized. Mollie leaves upset, and immediately goes into labor. She gets into a cab where the driver, James Ubriacco, recklessly speeds through downtown traffic in order to get her to the hospital on time, and he is inadvertently a witness to her son Mikey’s birth. Mikey then begins to make commentary on his life and interacts with things through an inner voice which can also communicate with other babies.
Hoping to get her life back on track, Mollie becomes a dedicated single mother; refusing to be superficial about hopeful fathers, but rejecting several men over small quirks that may reflect badly upon Mikey in the future. She meets James again at her apartment building and discovers he used her mailing address to set up residency in order to get his grandfather Vincent into a nice care home. She agrees to continue the ruse when he agrees to babysit Mikey, which almost comes to a halt when he takes the baby out to the airport, where he is a part-time commercial pilot while she is taking a nap (leading her to believe he’d kidnapped Mikey).
A year passes, and James, realizing his feelings for Mollie cause him to start sabotaging one of her dates, she soon realizes the bond he and Mikey share and decides to give him a chance. After a visit to James’ grandfather at his new home, James takes her for flying lessons and she realizes she’s falling for him, but when they become intimate, she imagines their life together and resists. James tells Mollie that he loves her, but she says she only wants what is best for Mikey and kicks him out.
Back at work, Mollie is forced by her boss to continue to work with Albert, who insists upon seeing Mikey and she agrees. But when Albert visits, he meets James and the two get into an argument, the secret upsetting James he asks Mollie if she loves Albert and she claims she does not know. When he suggests the idea of being the closest thing to a father Mikey has, Mollie tells him that he’s like a big kid and is not responsible enough to be a father. James calls her out for using Mikey to push men away including himself and he storms out.
Look Who’s Talking is a 1989 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Amy Heckerling, and stars John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Olympia Dukakis, George Segal, Abe Vigoda, Bruce Willis, Twink Caplan, Jason Schaller, Jaryd Waterhouse and Brenda Crichlow. Bruce Willis plays the voice of Mollie’s son, Mikey. The film features George Segal as Albert, the illegitimate father of Mikey.
Look Who’s Talking (1989)
Directed by: Amy Heckerling
Starring: John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Olympia Dukakis, George Segal, Abe Vigoda, Bruce Willis, Twink Caplan, Jason Schaller, Jaryd Waterhouse, Brenda Crichlow
Screenplay by: Amy Heckerling
Production Design by: Reuben Freed
Cinematography by: Thomas Del Ruth
Film Editing by: Debra Chiate
Costume Design by: Molly Maginnis
Set Decoration by: Barry W. Brolly
Art Direction by: Graeme Murray
Music by: David Kitay
Distributed by: TriStar Pictures
Release Date: October 13, 1989