1989 / Director. Amy Heckering.
1990 / Director. Amy Heckering.
1993 / Director. Tom Ropelewski.
I honestly don't want to dedicate 3 separate posts to the LOOK WHO'S TALKING series and so I'm just going to skim over the surface here. It's been a long weekend and we've been watching family movies with the kids over the past couple of days. I hadn't seen the first LOOK WHO'S TALKING for a long time and I always enjoyed it when I was younger. Watching it again as an adult, it's appeal was more of a nostalgic sense. It's not exactly a good film but it has it's moments. I'm sure you all know the movie and it's concept. Talking babies... yadda yadda yadda. It's fairly puerile stuff but John Travolta, Kirsty Alley, George Segal and Bruce Willis add a touch of class. If you're a parent (or just a soft touch) then it's hard to resist the adorable baby performances, particularly the toddler moments. The second two films in the series suck. Part 2 repeats the same formula, with a second child who is voiced by the excruciating Rosanne Barr. Watching or even worse LISTENING to her has you looking for the nearest jackhammer to pound out her voice. The one strength that this sequel has is it's cutesy moments. A new toddler plays Mikey and he's uber adorable. And then came the agonising 3rd movie LOOK WHO'S TALKING NOW. I remember reading Roger Ebert's review years ago and he made the valid point that the movie's title is stupid. Dog's aren't people and so the movie should be titled LOOK WHAT'S TALKING. Good point... and yes... THE DOGS TALK. What began with a charming romantic comedy had been reduced to this shit. It's not worth the time discussing any further. Years ago I read a story about Quentin Tarantino pitching PULP FICTION to John Travolta. As we all know, Tarantino resurrected Travolta's career. The chapter from the book told of Travolta's rude awakening. QT made put it simply by saying that he had two options... 1) take a chance on Pulp Fiction OR 2) Make Look Who's Fucking Talking 4. The choice was simple. The rest is history - and it saddens me to read that Neil Moritz has been trying to reboot the franchise. Oh dear... as if the TV series wasn't painful enough.