James S’s review published on Letterboxd:
John Hughes pre-90’s movies always felt like they came from the heart. She’s Having a Baby definitely feels like it continues his catalogue of personal films. Gone are the teenage years and now we’re entering post-college life, career, marriage, suburbia, and of course, having kids.
Whilst the film is flawed and disjointed, I still found a lot to admire about Hughes’ screenplay and his direction of his actors. You have to remember this was made in 1988 and many things have changed since but I appreciate the film for the time and the essence of what Hughes was trying to get at. A hard film to appreciate if you’ve never gone through the journeys of the main characters.
And using Kate Bush’s “This Woman’s Work” towards the end was a stroke of genius.