A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.
Jamie Lee Curtis,
Alex Hesse and Larry Arbogast are working on a new drug which will reduce the chances of a woman's body rejecting an embryo and thus causing a miscarriage. When their research funding is withdrawn, and human experimentation is denied to them, they decide to test the drug by breifly impregnating Hesse. Hesse however becomes attached to "his" unborn baby.Written by
At different times both Alex and Diana pick up a vial containing an egg from a liquid nitrogen container with their bare hands. Such containers are always handled with heavy gloves and metal tongs, because the extreme cold (-346ºF) would freeze the skin off of bare fingers. See more »
[Dr. Hesse has to explain why he looks so 'masculine']
Dr. Alex Hesse:
When I was a sportswoman on the East German Olympic Track and Field team, they dispensed anabolic steroids as freely as here in America they dole out Gator-Ade.
See more »
The film's title logo appears when end credits are done See more »
On video/DVD, there are numerous swear words including Jesus, Shit and Bastard. When shown on TV these words are either replaced by other lines or cut completely. See more »
Basically, when it all comes down to it, there is nothing particularly special about `Junior.' Sadly, we've seen it all before. And I LIKE Arnie, so it's got to be true coming from me!
Arnold Schwarzenegger had already stretched his funny bone when `Junior' came out in 1994. He had made a little film with Danny DeVito named `Twins,' and a sweet-natured comedy called `Kindergarten Cop.' And let's not forget his very first film, `Hercules in New York,' a.k.a. `Hercules Goes Bananas,' which would have fit the title much better.
But `Junior' is, by far, the worst comedy Schwarzenegger has starred in. Well, it's a close tie between `Jingle All the Way.'
Schwarzenegger plays a doctor who takes some top-secret medication, which makes him pregnant. Arnie pregnant. I wouldn't want to be there when the contractions kick in.
DeVito plays the doctor who helps keep it under wraps. Basically, the whole comedy blunders around doing nothing slowly. It had a lot of potential even with its ridiculous plot, but they just couldn't pull it off. They spend too much time doing nothing, including a scene with DeVito and Schwarzenegger talking about how DeVito's girlfriend ran off and had a child with an Aerosmith band member. So we really need specifics?
But that doesn't keep the mandatory one-liners from coming. I was waiting for Arnie to be in the throes of labor. I can see him being pulled back on top of a medical cot. And then he turns to Danny DeVito and says, `I'll be back!' Too bad they didn't use that one. It would have been good.
The funniest line in the film? `This is my body! I'll do whatever I want!' Classic Arnie.
Basically, when it all comes down to it, there is nothing particularly special about `Junior.' Sadly, we've seen it all before. Well, actually, I really haven't seen a movie about a pregnant man before, but `Junior' still isn't as good as it could have been. And should have been.
Good actors. Decent premise. Bad movie.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this