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“Junior” is a 1994 American comedy film directed by and written by Kevin Wade and Chris Conrad. The movie stars , , and . The film has a runtime of 109 minutes and is rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and mild language.

“Junior” follows the story of Dr. Alex Hesse (), a scientist who is working on a drug that could help women who have difficulty conceiving. However, when the funding for his research is cut off, Alex decides to test the drug on himself, and he becomes the first man to become pregnant. With the help of his colleague Dr. Larry Arbogast () and a sympathetic obstetrician (), Alex navigates the challenges of pregnancy while keeping his condition a secret.

“Junior” is a lighthearted comedy that takes a familiar premise and adds a gender-bending twist. The movie's premise of a man becoming pregnant is played for laughs, and delivers a surprisingly sensitive and nuanced performance as the expectant father. The film's supporting cast is also strong, with standout performances by and . However, the movie's humor can be hit-or-miss, and some of the jokes feel dated and insensitive. Additionally, the movie's ending feels rushed and unsatisfying. Overall, “Junior” is an enjoyable and entertaining film that offers a unique take on the classic pregnancy comedy genre.

“Junior” did not receive any major award nominations.

Directed by
Produced by
Written by Kevin Wade
Chris Conrad
Starring , , , , ,
Music by James Newton Howard
Cinematography Adam Greenberg
Edited by Wendy Greene Bricmont
Sheldon Kahn
Northern Lights Entertainment
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date November 23, 1994
Running time 109 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $60 million
Box office $108.4 million

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