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Junior [DVD] [1994]

SKU:3534312
Release Date:12/15/1998
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Ultimate manly man Arnold Schwarzenegger learns what it's like to be an expectant mother in director Ivan Reitman's high-concept comedy. Schwarzenegger plays Dr. Hess, a medical researcher working on a revolutionary drug to help mothers carry endangered infants to term. When government regulations prevent Dr. Hess from testing the drug through normal channels, his partner Dr. Arbogast (Danny DeVito) develops an unorthodox solution: they will steal a female egg and implant it in Hess, who will carry the child himself. Predictably, much of the subsequent humor centers on the incongruous sight of the muscular Schwarzenegger undergoing the trials and tribulations of pregnancy, from morning sickness to labor pangs. Emma Thompson returns to her comic roots and provides romantic interest as an incorrigibly clumsy but intelligent scientist who catches on to Hess' deception. Reitman, Schwarzenegger, and DeVito had previously had a hit with Twins (1988), which revolved around a similarly ludicrous medical premise, but they failed to repeat that film's success here, as audiences largely ignoring the film and reviewers criticized the humor as disappointingly obvious. Bonus Materials on the DVD include a featurette, the original theatrical trailer, and a section of cast filmographies.
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    80% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 5)

    Special Features


    • Production notes
    • Cast & filmmakers' bios
    • Film highlights
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Web links

    Synopsis


    Junior
    Ultimate manly man Arnold Schwarzenegger learns what it's like to be an expectant mother in director Ivan Reitman's high-concept comedy. Schwarzenegger plays Dr. Hess, a medical researcher working on a revolutionary drug to help mothers carry endangered infants to term. When government regulations prevent Dr. Hess from testing the drug through normal channels, his partner Dr. Arbogast (Danny DeVito) develops an unorthodox solution: they will steal a female egg and implant it in Hess, who will carry the child himself. Predictably, much of the subsequent humor centers on the incongruous sight of the muscular Schwarzenegger undergoing the trials and tribulations of pregnancy, from morning sickness to labor pains. Emma Thompson returns to her comic roots and provides romantic interest as an incorrigibly clumsy but intelligent scientist who catches on to Hess' deception. Reitman, Schwarzenegger, and DeVito had previously had a hit with Twins (1988), which revolved around a similarly ludicrous medical premise, but they failed to repeat that film's success here, as audiences largely ignored the film and reviewers criticized the humor as disappointingly obvious. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Arnold Schwarzenegger
      Arnold Schwarzenegger - Dr. Alexander Hesse
    • Danny DeVito
      Danny DeVito - Dr. Larry Arbogast
    • Emma Thompson
      Emma Thompson - Dr. Diana Reddin
    • Frank Langella
      Frank Langella - Noah Banes
    • Pamela Reed
      Pamela Reed - Angela




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