Baby Luck can get you Anywhere

I was surprised to find out that Baby’s Day Out was a bomb at the box office. This was one of those movies that my school teachers decided to repeatedly play on the last day of school before school holidays. It wasn’t a problem as the response of the class was overwhelmingly positive. I bet my teachers grew tired of this movie.

Baby’s Day Out was written by John Hughes who is famous for his 80s brat-pack movies such as The Breakfast Club or Sixteen Candles. It stars twins Adam Robert & Jacob Joseph Worton as Baby Bink Cotwell. Baby Bink belongs to a rich socialite family in New York. He lives in a mansion and is mostly taken care of by his nanny. He loves to read ‘Baby’s Day Out’ with his nanny.

 

You dress your baby boy like a girl, Mrs. Cotwell!

 

Mrs. Cotwell decides to get his photograph taken for the social newspaper and hires a downtown photographer to take it. The photographers turn up in the worst disguises ever. He even ask to be alone with the baby. I don’t think it’s a good judgement call to leave your child with three creeps but Mrs. Cotwell does what she’s told. When she returns her baby has disappeared and a ransom note of 5 million dollars is left behind.

 

Do you take pictures or play golf?

 

I find it amusing that the baby doesn’t shed a single tear at the fact that he’s being taken away from familiar surroundings and away from people he recognises. The three dinguses take him to his apartment. Dingus no. 1 falls asleep besides the baby which gives him the chance to escape. Baby Bink enters locations and vehicles that he sees in the book ‘Baby’s Day Out’. The kidnappers chase after him, and in result; many slap-stick sequences ensue.

He takes the bus.

A department store’s care centre.

A ride in a taxi cab.

The Zoo – I really hope this is just a set because if animals are to be caged it must be outdoors with plently of room to roam around!

At a downtown park . . .

. . . And a building construction site.

The slapstick comedy isn’t particularly funny, but it’s entertaining because these guys deserved everything that was coming to them. If you enjoy watching Home Alone, you’ll definitely like this movie. I really hope no one missed out on watching this when they were a child. It’s light. It’s fun. And the baby is the cutest, baby, EVA!

 


goo goo

 

gaa gaa

I got weepy at the end when the mother finds her child. I’m beginning to think I’ll cry at any movie about a mother and her baby. I consider this movie to be THE BABY MOVIE. An underated classic of the 90s.

Watch out for the giant BABY!

Thank you to Yahoo Answers, otherwise I would never had watched the movie. I saw this when I was like five or something and I always remembered this image a baby getting zapped in his pram. It was the only thing I could remember– I eventually thought it was just a dream because I couldn’t find out if such a film exist. I typed in ‘giant baby’, ‘baby giant’, ‘baby movies of the 90s’, and other stuff.

Films with babies/toddlers were kind of popular in the 90s weren’t they? There was Baby’s Day Out, Baby Geniuses . . . any others? I even read a teen’s novel about a girl and a stranger being zapped into babies. That book was hilarious, I wish I remembered the title.

So here’s ‘Honey, I Blew Up the Kid!’

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This is the sequel to ‘Honey I Shrunk the Kids!’ That movie was awful and disgusting. Wayne Szalinski is a scientist of a large company and the team are trying to make things bigger. When they tried out the machine, instead of growing it explodes in their faces. His wife, Diane must take their daughter Amy to college. So Wayne takes the toddler, Adam and his son Nick (who is love with Kerri Russel’s character Mandy) to the laboratory to try out the machine himself. He has to sneak in because his boss thinks he is a nuisance and a waste of time even though he did create the shrinking machine.

Using Adam’s stuffed bunny as the test subject for his enlarging machine. He found a way that might actually work but no one would give him the time of the day to listen to his suggestions. Adam comes and grabs his stuffed bunny while they weren’t looking and he and the stuffed bunny get zapped! Adam runs back so when his brother and father turn around, they don’t suspect a thing. Everything is the same size so they think that it didn’t work. When Adam comes near anything electrical, he feeds on it and grows. He becomes larger in Wayne’s van because it’s solar powered.

Wayne and Nick find out the machine did work when Adam grows taller than his own father! How do they do this? It looks so real. I thought the technology back in the 90s sucked.

 Miss Popular aka Mandy turns to the Szalinski’s house to baby-sit Adam. She’s very serious about the baby-sitting business (maybe she should join the baby-sitter’s club) and forces herself in. Of course she faints when she sees Adam. Diane returns and is shocked herself and the whole house is filled with chaos. The nosy neighbours know something’s up, but they can’t candle an adult sized baby better than these guys can.

Since the world is surrounded by electricity, Adam continues to grow and turns into a giant sized baby, walking through Los Angeles. How phat is that? I wish there’s a giant baby walking through my town right now.

Tear jerker moment: When Adam cries for getting shot by Wayne’s mean scientist. Either the producers pinched or hurt him in some way to make him cry, or this kid is a really good actor.

Funniest moment: When Adam is dressed up as an adult as Wayne and Nick bring him back into the lab, and when the family are chasing Adam around the house. Hilarious stuff.

I can’t rate this movie because I’m bias when it comes to stuff like this.

Very entertaining!