Junior
PG-13
Entertainment: +2 1/2
Acceptability: -1/2

Hollywood is counting on audiences thinking that Arnold Schwarzenegger being pregnant and wearing women's clothes and having female feelings is funny. And they may be right. In this comedy love story, Schwarzenegger plays Dr. Alexander Hesse who has developed a new drug to ensure healthy pregnancies. His research project grant is cancelled, but his partner, Dr. Larry Arbogast (Danny DeVito), won't give up. To test the drug, he persuades Hesse to have a fertilized chimpanzee egg implanted in the lining of his abdomen. Due to a mix-up, however, a real human egg is implanted. The drug works well, too well, and Hesse takes on the feelings of a woman. He even decides he wants to have the baby. All this leads to plenty of comical incidents including putting a disguised Alexander in a home for pregnant women. Amongst all the antics, Hesse falls in love with intellectual scatterbrain, Dr. Diana Reddin (Emma Thompson).She's good for some laughs herself. Women, in particular, will probably like this comedy, but some men won't go for the idea of an effeminate, child bearing man.

When Hesse takes the new drug to enhance his pregnancy, it includes a strong dose of female hormones. So, he tends to develop the feelings and attitudes of a woman, including the strong desire to have the baby. This idea will strike some as offensive, but it also shows how men can empathize with pregnant women and have strong caring feelings for babies. Not surprising, there are some explicit medical discussions of pregnancy, menstrual cycles, sexual phenomena, and birth breathing and pushing exercises. Two surgery room birth scenes are included, but are not graphic. In true Hollywood style, a bedroom scene implies that Alexander and Diana have had sex, although they eventually marry. One obscenity and two regular profanities find their way into the dialogue along with some suggestive remarks and passionate kissing. The adult nature of this film, along with some objectionable language and implied acceptable premarital sex, carries JUNIOR beyond the bounds of propriety.

Preview Reviewer: John Evans
Distributor: Universal Pictures, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

Summary
Crude Language: Several (5) times - Mild 4, Moderate 1
Obscene Language: Once (s-word)
Profanity: Few (4) times - Regular 2 (GD, J), Exclamatory 2
Violence: Few times - Moderate (Man's genitals injured; man thrown against table)
Sexual Intercourse: Implied once (woman leaves bedroom apparently after sex)
Nudity: None
Homosexual Conduct: None
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: Several times (clothed woman lays on man; references to breasts; sexual slang; passionate kissing)
Drug Abuse: None (drugs used for medicinal purposes)
Other: Baby urinates on man; references to urination, menstrual cycle, sex change and pregnancy; man dresses like woman and takes on female characteristics; pushing and breathing birth exercises; birth scenes)
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Intended Audience: Adults

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