Junior

1994

Action / Comedy / Romance / Sci-Fi

50
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 32%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 21%
IMDb Rating 4.6 10 59163

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Cast

Arnold Schwarzenegger as Dr. Alex Hesse
Emma Thompson as Dr. Diana Reddin
Danny DeVito as Dr. Larry Arbogast
Christopher Meloni as Mr. Lanzarotta
720p.BLU
815.65 MB
1280*720
English
PG-13
23.976 fps
1hr 49 min
P/S 4 / 18

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Michael DeZubiria 8 / 10

A surprisingly clever and heart-warming family comedy.

Hey here's something interesting. If you type "Junior" in to Google, the first hit is this movie, but if you type it in to the IMDb, the first hit is George W. Bush. I just thought that was funny.

So by 1994, Schwarzenegger had just done a series of pretty hardcore action movies – Terminator 2, Last Action Hero (shut up, that movie rocked), and True Lies – so I'm really curious to know who came up with the idea of making a movie in which he gets pregnant and carries a baby to term. Yeah, Last Action Hero and especially Kindergarten Cop showed the world that Arnold was a big action movie star that was not above having a little fun with himself, but a pregnancy??

Amazingly enough, however, the movie is much better than you might think. He stars as Dr. Alex Hesse, a scientist working on a new formula that will help create successful pregnancies for women having trouble conceiving. But the problem is that they are unable to get authorization to perform necessary tests so, desperate to prove that their formula works, Hesse and his partner Dr. Larry Arbogast decide to create a pregnancy in Hesse – the world's first pregnant man!

They do not, however have any intention of allowing the pregnancy to go on for more than a month or a month and a half, they just need to prove that their formula works. I am reminded of that scene in Terminator 2 when they are all at Miles Dyson's house and Sarah is telling Dyson that men like him through of the hydrogen bomb and they only know how to create destruction, they have no idea what it's like to feel a life growing inside you. In Junior, Hesse learns what it's like to have a life growing inside him, and tat life becomes more important to him than the science experiment that he and Arbogast were carrying out.

There is a cleverly designed side story about Arbogast's ex-wife carrying a baby that resulted in a one-night stand after an Aerosmith concert, but the majority of the comedy in the movie is derived from Schwarzenegger literally not only turning into a woman, but poking fun at his real life self. When he goes to a pregnancy retreat dressed as a woman, he explains his manly performance by stating that back in "her" native Germany, she was a body-builder and excessive steroid use was considered perfectly common and acceptable. He experiences all of the ups and downs of being pregnant, but no matter how outlandish the premise is, there is no denying that the movie is definitely pretty charming.

It was great to see Schwarzeneggger and Danny DeVito together again after their classic work together in Twins several years earlier. Once again, they have come together and brought us a great piece of family entertainment.

Reviewed by chucknorrisrules 1 / 10

Who the hell thought THAT up???

Errr...OK where to start with this one? Arnold Schwartzenegger is a scientist who wants to test a pregnancy drug for women but doesn't get permission to do it. Instead, he and Danny DeVito come up with the utterly deranged idea to decide to test it on a man, that being Schwartzenegger obviously. After starting the experiment somehow, Arnold eventually abandons the testing in exchange for keeping the baby, acting like a sensitive woman, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.

This film is terrible. It's your basic 1990s big-tough-guy-tapping-into-his-feminine-side awful comedy like 'Mr Nanny' I suppose (lessons which have NOT been beneficial to men OR women, but that's another story). There is some cheesy feminist rhetoric as to 'my body my choice' and 'you should try being a woman, it's a nightmare' (which in and of itself makes no logical sense), and none of it is remotely funny. I suppose the problem is that now that male sensitivity is mainstream to a somewhat crippling level, this film fails to be funny anymore. It just looks dated. The science which propels this horrifying idea forward is broken - how the hell does Arnold even grow a baby, having no womb? For me, I'd rather commit seppuku than watch this god-awful pile of horse manure again.

Reviewed by Amy Adler 7 / 10

Totally implausible concept but it doesn't matter; Junior is fun and sweet

Dr Alex (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a button-downed scientist without a life away from the lab. He has joined forces with a leading LA gynecologist, Dr. Larry (Danny Devito) to develop a new and useful fertility drug. Its very promising. However, a heavy from the FDA (Frank Langella) refuses to give approval for experimentation on humans. What a disappointment! This leaves Larry with a lucrative practice but Alex is going to have to vacate his lab. That is, until Dr Diana (Emma Thompson) literally comes rolling into the same lab on top of a freezer holding her donor eggs. Falling on top of Alex, it is agreed they will share the nice space. Then, Larry gets an even zanier idea. Why not fertilize one of Diana's donor eggs with Alex's sperm and implant the embryo in Dr. Alex, all the while using their new pregnancy-enhancing drug? What, a pregnant male? Never mind that he doesn't have a womb, the baby will just grow in his abdomen for a little while. But, once Alex is pregnant, he starts having morning sickness, emotional swings, and a growing belly. Larry wants to end the pregnancy, as their drug has proved effective. But, hold on. Alex wants his baby! Also pregnant is Larry's ex wife (Pamela Reed), who demands Larry be her doctor. Then, too, Diana and Alex, both devoted scientists, end up falling in love with each other, while Alex tries to hide his ballooning frame. The FDA man comes snooping into the whole affair. Will Alex deliver a baby from the first ever male pregnancy? This sweet darling film is just the kind Hollywood doesn't deliver any more. Its a romcom with a twist as Alex becomes the first male to REALLY LEARN how pregnancy is a wonderful and difficult time. Schwarzenegger has never been more attractive and funny while Thompson, Devito, Langella, Reed, and all of the others do great work, too. The sets, costumes (you should see Arnold dressed up as a giantess to conceal his identity), script and direction combine for one comedic film. Listen, romantic comedy lovers. You may have to seek out films from long ago to satisfy your hunger for funny love tales. Hollywood has thrown the romcom into the X file.

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