Baby It's You

1983

Comedy / Drama / Romance

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 94%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 71%
IMDb Rating 6.3 10 1710

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Robert Downey Jr. as Stewart
Fisher Stevens as Stage Manager
Matthew Modine as Steve
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1 hr 45 min
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English 2.0
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23.976 fps
1 hr 45 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by holisticgardener 7 / 10

If it's so bad, why can't I forget it?

In spite of the negative review above I would say this is a good film and a story that may hang around in your mind for a long time. It isn't so much a "movie story," a la Meg Ryan romantic comedy type, as it is a slice of life. The characters in this movie are much more like the people you went to high school and college with than they are like Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan! Life is messy and confusing and people change. People are attracted to the wrong people all the time. They make bad choices. They do things they can never forget. This movie reflects these human foibles and that is why it is a great small movie that got overlooked and under-appreciated.

Reviewed by A_Different_Drummer 9 / 10

Another classic "lost" in the archive...

Part of what I do in my IMDb reviews is look for hi-quality films that, for whatever reason, are not getting their due. That this film makes the list is a no-brainer. For reasons which have more to do with human nature than common sense, John Hughes' productions from the same period have become iconic and cool, but this John Sayle gem (what another IMDb member correctly described as unforgettable) has been lost in the shuffle. It deserves much more. As I keep saying in my reviews, the key to entertainment is viewer connection, engagement. The late Roger Ebert nailed it when he revealed the "watch test" to the audience. The more times you check your watch, the less the connection, the lower the entertainment value. (Hollywood does not get this and never will. As this is written, the Oscars, one of the most brilliant and deceptive self-promotions in the sordid history of advertising, is all about what actors and directors think about EACH other, not about the audience!) This could be Spano's best performance, pitch perfect, makes Travolta (from the same era) look like an amateur. And Rosanna Arquette has not been treated kindly by the critics in retrospect. She was not merely eye candy. She knew how to sell a character. One of the best "love stories" (not merely teen movies) ever, and deserving of a higher rating.

Reviewed by fivak 10 / 10

The ultimate fantasy of high school girls of the 1960's

I always dreamed and fantasized about falling for a hood like Sheik. "Nice" girls who grew up in the 1960's and were in the honor society were supposed to achieve the questionable goal of marrying a nice boy who would earn well and buy us a nice house in the suburbs, where we would presumably have some nice children...

And this, in a word, is what lends "Baby, It's You" its poignancy. High school is the one place, the last place, in which the unlikely and all-too-temporary coupling of a female "achiever" bound for suburban "niceness" and the magnetic male "underachiever" bound for urban "unniceness" can occur. Sheik/Albert Capadilupo ("Is he an Arab?" "No, Italian.") embodies all the qualities that leader-type Jill Rosen has been told time and time again do not make a good, suitable husband or match or date: he disdains academic achievement, he is "good" with his hands, he drives fast, he has underworld connections, he knows how to kiss..and possibly how to do other things. Jill Rosen, in turn, has dreamy eyes, answers questions in class, gets good grades, and has ambitions of being something very much more than a "wife," qualities which fascinate and often infuriate Sheikh.

In the course of the movie, the on-again, off-again romance between them -which features all the quirkiness and unpredictability of most high-school romances, and then some- lights up, then sputters, then heats up again. My favorite movie scene of all time takes place when a sleepless maniacal Sheik barrels up US Route 1 from Miami in a series of stolen cars, then collars numerous shocked and amazed debutante types in the Student Center in order to locate Jill.

Free of sci-fi special effects or surrealistic flashbacks, this is a movie for people who love and believe in "romance" in the truest sense of the word - that one brief "Camelot"-like time when two people from different backgrounds and even worlds light up the world for each other, even though they sense it will end all too soon.

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