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Awfully Good Movies: Look Who's Talking Now (Video)

12.15.2017

Look Who's Talking Now (1993)
Director: Tom Ropelewski
Stars: John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Danny DeVito

For our other Christmas special this year, Awfully Good Movies is talking about a holiday tale that most people don't even rightly recognize as a Christmas movie: 1993's LOOK WHO'S TALKING NOW! Why doesn't this flick sit up there with the other so-bad-they're-good Christmas "classics" like JINGLE ALL THE WAY or SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS? Well, for one thing, it's the third installment in a film series that isn't centered around Christmas, but rather talking babies voiced by the likes of Bruce Willis and Roseanne Barr. But the whole "talking baby" angle was played out by the time the third movie came around, and writer-director Amy Heckerling was kicked out of the picture, so now the two kids are grown up and fully talking like normal children, while we're now hearing the wisecracking inner monologues shared between the two pet dogs that these kids get for Christmas, as voiced by Danny DeVito and Diane Keaton. We're also still jugglng the stories of the kids' parents, played by John Travolta (right before his career made a comeback with PULP FICTION) and Kirstie Alley (right before her career took a nosedive with the cancellation of CHEERS), and while Kirstie Alley is trying to decide which of these two dogs she wants the kids to keep in the house, John Travolta is flying the maybe-a-bit-TOO-friendly skies while his new boss makes the moves on him. And in the middle of all this, we've got a lipsync performance of the Chipmunks Christmas song, we've got Charles Barkley playing one-on-one basketball with an adorable little girl, and we've got a woman vanishing into thin air while her breast implants are left behind to plop onto the floor. So as you can tell, no amount of Christmas spirit was enough to save this franchise from total collapse, but at least it left us with a valuable lesson: Don't have a 5-year-old French child come in to sing your movie's holiday theme song. That kid barely knows how to use the toilet, so how the hell is he going to properly sing in English? I mean, really! Oh, and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year...I guess.

And if you're sad you didn't get more Christmas episodes of Awfully Good Movies this year, then look at what Santa stuffed in your stocking...

HOME ALONE 4: TAKING BACK THE HOUSE

THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE

SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT: PART 2

SANTA CLAUS: THE MOVIE

A CHRISTMAS STORY 2

WE WISH YOU A TURTLE CHRISTMAS

 

Extra Tidbit: Funnily enough, John Travolta's career comeback after this movie was done with a little help from his LOOK WHO'S TALKING NOW co-star Danny DeVito; DeVito was an executive producer on PULP FICTION, and also reunited with Travolta (in person this time) by co-starring in GET SHORTY.
Source: JoBlo.com

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