“Junior” is a 1994 American comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and written by Kevin Wade and Chris Conrad. The movie stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, and Emma Thompson. 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 (Arnold Schwarzenegger), 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 (Danny DeVito) and a sympathetic obstetrician (Emma Thompson), 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 Arnold Schwarzenegger delivers a surprisingly sensitive and nuanced performance as the expectant father. The film's supporting cast is also strong, with standout performances by Danny DeVito and Emma Thompson. 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||Ivan Reitman|
|Produced by||Ivan Reitman|
|Written by||Kevin Wade
|Starring||Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Emma Thompson, Frank Langella, Pamela Reed,|
|Music by||James Newton Howard|
|Edited by||Wendy Greene Bricmont
|Northern Lights Entertainment|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Release date||November 23, 1994|
|Running time||109 minutes|
|Box office||$108.4 million|