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She's Having a Baby (1988)
Hughes' characters consistently gave us the male and female archetypes of not only who we want to be, but with equal measure who we really are. In She's Having a Baby, starring Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth McGovern as newlyweds Kristy and Jake Briggs, Hughes paints us a portrait of the all-too-real and very boring problem of going from single and free to married with responsibilities. Beleaguered and clueless with the expectations of what it means to be a grown-up, Jake tries to find an identity in his new world as a married man and soon-to-be father. He gallantly keeps trying, but he stumbles maddeningly, hoping to find a sense of belonging and purpose amid what he perceives as a life sentence in banal suburbia. In the end, as always, love reigns supreme, and to this day we can't help but choke up during the delivery scene, when one perfect tear slips down Kevin Bacon's face.
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