Baby Boom

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Baby Boom
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Sat, 12-29-2007 - 9:43pm

Do you think the movie "Baby Boom" still exemplifies the attitude businesses have toward women in the workplace today? For those who have never seen it - watch it on the Oxygen network tonight at 10:30 or keep an eye out for it. The movie has Diane Keaton as a "dragon lady" in the marketing industry she is the lone woman in the board room. She then inherits a baby from a cousin which creates many questions and conversations.


It is an 80s movie and of course the fashions are bad - but there is even a scene with moms at a park freaking Keaton's character out by talking about how she is not signed up for any classes or on the waiting lists to any schools. I think this is even more a perception issue for families today.


So I am very curious about thoughts you might have about the movie - the contents etc...


Courtney

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Registered: 12-07-2003
In reply to: court527
Sat, 12-29-2007 - 9:48pm

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I've never seen the movie, but DH's grandma swears the baby in it looks just like Samantha. And she tells us about it and asks us if we have seen it every time we see her.


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In reply to: court527
Sat, 12-29-2007 - 10:11pm

 

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Registered: 10-13-2007
In reply to: court527
Sat, 12-29-2007 - 10:16pm

she does kind of look like that baby! She's a cutie!


Lori

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Sat, 12-29-2007 - 10:28pm

I think she is pretty close - if you have the Oxygen channel it is on later - or rent it. I remember thinking it was how I wanted to do things in my life when I was younger...


Courtney

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Registered: 12-07-2003
In reply to: court527
Sat, 12-29-2007 - 10:31pm
Maybe a little. I might have to put it on our Netflix list.

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Sun, 12-30-2007 - 5:47am
Please, it wasn't relevant when they MADE that movie, let alone now.

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Registered: 08-23-2007
In reply to: court527
Sun, 12-30-2007 - 9:59am
It is a cute movie.

 

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In reply to: court527
Sun, 12-30-2007 - 10:15am

First, I adore Diane Keaton.

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Sun, 12-30-2007 - 1:44pm

I think my question is more COULD they make the movie today without being scorched as movie makers?


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Would it still be ok for a male boss to make some of the comments he does? I am aware it is about a high level corporate job but I think the male attitudes speak to a mentality that still exisits. The fact that we have such an issue with female leadership in politics goes back to these kinds of attittudes.


I don't think this movie could be made today - with the comments made by the male execs. Of course a similar movie was done with Raising Helen but that was a woman boss. BUT I still think these attitudes are rampant out in the work place. What do you think?

Courtney


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Courtney

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Registered: 12-06-2004
In reply to: court527
Mon, 12-31-2007 - 8:42am

I think all attitudes, good and bad still exist in the workplace.

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