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Junior [DVD] [1994]

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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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    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



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

    80%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Not bad

      Posted
      Amanda
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      With older movies from universal quality isn't usually great but this one was OK. I thought it looked good compared to some other movies this studio has released on Blu ray lately. It's not the best movie but I need it for my Arnold collection!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      best movie ever made

      Posted
      edaog

      this movie is about a male doctor / scientist that acsidentily gets pregnet. the way he gets pregnet is he was working on this speacial drug and belive it or not there was this monkey that they were doing test on and when he wasent looking the monkey poored the drug in his drink and then he drank it and got pregnet. in my appion this is the best movie ever!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

      Posted
      Andy
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      Great movie and price, fun movie to watch over and over and I like the actors

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Funny movie

      Posted
      DeafCOCub
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      It is so funny. I have watch this movie and love it

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Arnold Fan

      Posted
      Monkey333
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      Love the movie. If only men were the ones to get pregnant.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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