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, thefirst hit is George W. Bush. I just thought that was funny.<br><br>So by 1994, Schwarzenegger had just done a series of pretty hardcoreaction movies – Terminator 2, Last Action Hero (shut up, that movierocked), and True Lies – so I'm really curious to know who came up withthe idea of making a movie in which he gets pregnant and carries a babyto term. Yeah, Last Action Hero and especially Kindergarten Cop showedthe world that Arnold was a big action movie star that was not abovehaving a little fun with himself, but a pregnancy??<br><br>Amazingly enough, however, the movie is much better than you mightthink. He stars as Dr. Alex Hesse, a scientist working on a new formulathat will help create successful pregnancies for women having troubleconceiving. But the problem is that they are unable to getauthorization to perform necessary tests so, desperate to prove thattheir formula works, Hesse and his partner Dr. Larry Arbogast decide tocreate a pregnancy in Hesse – the world's first pregnant man!<br><br>They do not, however have any intention of allowing the pregnancy to goon for more than a month or a month and a half, they just need to provethat their formula works. I am reminded of that scene in Terminator 2when they are all at Miles Dyson's house and Sarah is telling Dysonthat men like him through of the hydrogen bomb and they only know howto create destruction, they have no idea what it's like to feel a lifegrowing inside you. In Junior, Hesse learns what it's like to have alife growing inside him, and tat life becomes more important to himthan the science experiment that he and Arbogast were carrying out. <br><br>There is a cleverly designed side story about Arbogast's ex-wifecarrying a baby that resulted in a one-night stand after an Aerosmithconcert, but the majority of the comedy in the movie is derived fromSchwarzenegger literally not only turning into a woman, but poking funat his real life self. When he goes to a pregnancy retreat dressed as awoman, he explains his manly performance by stating that back in "her"native Germany, she was a body-builder and excessive steroid use wasconsidered perfectly common and acceptable. He experiences all of theups and downs of being pregnant, but no matter how outlandish thepremise is, there is no denying that the movie is definitely prettycharming. <br><br>It was great to see Schwarzeneggger and Danny DeVito together againafter their classic work together in Twins several years earlier. Onceagain, they have come together and brought us a great piece of familyentertainment.
Comedy / Romance
Comedy / Romance
Alex Hesse and Larry Arbogast are working on a new drug which will reduce the chances of a woman's body rejecting an embryo and thus causing a miscarriage. When their research funding is withdrawn, and human experimentation is denied to them, they decide to test the drug by breifly impregnating Hesse. Hesse however becomes attached to "his" unborn baby.
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