Baby Boom 1987

Baby Boom

Baby Boom

Baby Boom J. C. Wiatt is a spirited Manhattan management consultant (nicknamed the “Tiger Lady”) determined to perform her demanding and high-profile job. She is married to her boyfriend Steven Buchner, an investment banker. Both are satisfied with their careers and don’t want to have kids. When J.C. is informed that a cousin has passed away and left an inheritance, J.C. is shocked to find out that her “inheritance” is that of her orphaned toddler, Elizabeth.

J.C. is unwilling to interrupt her hectic life and is unsure of how to care for her children. However, she is attracted to Elizabeth who forces J.C. into a re-evaluate of her priorities. She decides to become a full-time parent and to raise Elizabeth herself which Steven isn’t keen to take part in. They end up breaking up at a mutually agreeable pace, and he moves out. J.C.’s boss, Fritz Curtis, offers her a chance to become a partner at the company. CEO Hughes Larrabee is interested in having J.C. manage the account of his main company, The Food Chain. J.C. lands Elizabeth the account and Ken Arrenberg, her protege is assigned to her staff.

J.C. struggles to balance working and family time. She has a nanny hired and is enrolled with Elizabeth into early development classes. Elizabeth soon finds that parenting takes up a large portion of her time. J.C. informs Fritz that Ken is making decisions without her involvement. Surprisingly, Fritz informs her for the good of the company, Ken will be in charge of the account and J.C. will be reassigned to a lower-profile client which will allow her to spend more time with Elizabeth. She delays her promotion. Fritz explains that he too had to make a choice between his job and his family.

Disappointed, J.C. quits, and relocates with Elizabeth to a farmhouse located in Vermont. When she buys the house without seeing it in person or having it checked and finds that it is riddled with problems (failing heating and plumbing, lack of water, bad roof). She is overwhelmed by her loneliness and the increasing costs of her new house and also a lack of patience and financial resources. She’s on the brink of financial ruin, and is experiencing anxiety-related breakdowns when she meets Dr. Jeff Cooper, a local veterinarian. Although initially irritated by his and his petty snark, she becomes averse to Jeff’s advances and is focused now on returning to New York as fast as feasible. It is almost impossible to find a buyer for the house. She is looking for a market opportunity to sell “gourmet babyfood applesauce that she has made using fresh ingredients. After a rough start, it develops into a fully-fledged company known as “Country Baby”. As her business expands and orders begin to pour into the country, J.C. and Jeff begin to develop a romantic relationship.

Fritz is later in contact with J.C. to offer Country Baby to The Food Chain. She goes back to her former firm to meet with Larrabee, her former colleagues and discuss the matter with her. They offer her a lucrative salary, an Manhattan apartment, and other benefits in exchange for her signing a multi-million-dollar agreement to buy her company and to distribute its products throughout the country. J.C. was ready to accept Fritz’s offer and she is certain that she will be able to go back to her previous impressive and distinguished career in New York. J.C. is confident she can build her business on her own without having to sacrifice her relationships with Elizabeth and Jeff. She is happy with her new position as a mother, girlfriend and CEO of her own business She also returns to Vermont to visit Jeff as well as Elizabeth. Baby Boom HD

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