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.

Girls can play football too!

Two brothers go head to head at Pee Wee football when the star football player brother doesn’t include the nerdy brother’s daughter into his team. You see the girl is one of the best players who tried out, but he didn’t want her because she is well, a girl.

I thought I never watched this before. I just saw it this morning. When I watched the intimidation scene with white foamy drool escaped from their mouths, I definitely saw this before. That was the only scene I remember clearly.

I never knew Devon Sawa is in this. From there you can tellĀ he would grow up into a handsome guy. He did, but now . . . he’s losing his looks. But he looks great here. Maybe he should lose some weight.

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Anyway, this children’s flick was a lot of fun. The main character Becky O’Shea is really good at football and makes her dad couch a team going against her uncle’s. When Junior Floyd joins the team, she gets gaga for him and decides she should be a cheerleader instead of a football player. Junior don’t do for tough tomboys.

The storyline is simular to Mighty Ducks. A crap team tries to beat the best team there is. But in this one they grab any kid anywhere to join the team. They don’t even have to like football. I had a lot of fun watching this.

6.5/10