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Baby's Day Out

Baby's Day Out
Joe Mantegnam, Lara Flynn Boyle, Joe Pantoliano, Brian Haley and Brian Haley

Reviewed by: Frank  
Release date: July 1, 1994 Released by: Twentieth Century Fox

Joe Mantegna heads a trio of kidnappers who are outwitted by a nine-month-old baby. The three act more like the Three Stooges, punching and slugging at each other, falling into cement and other construction gook. The baby and the bad guys produce a good bit of physical comedy which is most appreciated by the youngest in the audience.

The scenes developed by Industrial Light and Magic, in which the baby crawls under trucks and on planks 30 stories above the city, are real enough to send shivers up the spine.

A true "summer film" director, John Hughes' slapstick is irritation at times, but it works quite well at others.

Lara Flynn Boyle (The Temp) plays the worried mother who learns the value of her child over the society circles she values so much at the beginning of the film.

A preposterous story that will be enjoyed most by kids.

  Frank Chris Jim Nina Sam Howard Jennifer Kathleen  Avg. 
Baby's Day Out  C+                        C+ 

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