Life changes drastically for a successful New York business woman when she inherits a baby in “Baby Boom.”
When J.C. Wiatt without warning suddenly inherits the cutest little girl ever, life as the Tiger Lady changes drastically. J. C. Wiatt is the quintessential business lady or New Yorker. Her focus is on business and business only. She has an orderly life with everything in place. The moments with her significant other are even timed. But little does she know all the order is the world is not going to suffice when she suddenly inherits her cousin’s baby girl.
In the middle of the night, J.C. gets a call. She hears only the words inherited. Nothing else is understood. She expects to receive a large sum of money, but when arriving at the airport to take delivery of her inheritance, she becomes the recipient of a baby girl.
J.C.’s plan for that same evening encompassed a business meeting at a restaurant. She has never handled children and parenting eludes her completely. She has no idea of how to even care for a crying child. When arriving for the meeting, she gives the baby to the hostess. She entices her to care for the child by offering her everything including carte blanche access of her credit card.
The meeting is a disaster. The baby is not content with anyone other than J.C. When finally calming her, the executive she meets with is ready to leave. J.C has no idea what to do. She is tossed into parenthood this way and it shatters her well organized life to such a degree, she loses her significant other, her job and finally leaves New York.
She has always desired or longed for a home. she has had her eyes on a cute cottage in Vermont. With a little less than one thousand residents, J.C. Heads to Vermont. She has purchased the home so when all else is gone, she picks up and she and the baby are on their way.
Within months, she settles down and becomes a country mother with an apple orchard, a home in need of major repair and issues galore. J.C however, finds that the old saying out of necessity comes invention and soon, she has devised a recipe that goes viral.
The Tiger Lady is once again on top. When her product catches the attention of the very company executives who could not handle she finds herself being solicited to sell the business at a very nice price. However, J.C has now fallen in love with a doctor. In addition, she has grown to love the location, the country and her home. Everything is well organized and once again she is feeling that life is everything she ever wanted.
The Tiger Lady gave up the fast pace of business life in New York to care for a baby. A baby she had no idea was coming into her life, but after some adjusting, she was able to pull herself up by her bootstrings and show the world women do not have to give up one thing to have the other.
Often a woman who desires being a mother, a wife and owning a business as important is told she has to choose. We should never give up any of our goals and desires in life unless we desire to do so. It’s very hard caring for children, handling a job and take care of our own needs. But we do it. Sometimes we sacrifice major parts of our lives for our family and to be successful, but we shouldn’t.
Even though the movie is fictional, it does send a message to women everywhere; “Never give up on your dreams.” When life hands you a challenge, take that challenge and keep pushing. A door you never thought would open may just be waiting for you to “Push.”
Diane Keaton – JC Wiatt
Sam Shepard – Dr. Jeff Cooper
Kristina and Michelle Kennedy – Elizabeth Wiatt
James Spader – Ken Arrenberg
Pat Hingle – Hughes Larrabee
Sam Wanamaker – Fritz Curtis