First person narrative is a common storytelling technique. But it is uncommon when the first person narrative is through the eyes of a baby.
In Look Who’s Talking (1989), Mollie (Kirstie Alley) is a single, career focused woman who only wants a normal boyfriend. Unfortunately, she has a penchant for unavailable, older men. She soon finds herself pregnant by a married colleague. While in labor, she hails a cab to get to the hospital. The man in the drivers seat, James (John Travolta), might be the man she is looking for.
The story is told through voice over of Mikey (voiced by Bruce Willis), Mollie’s son. It’s one of those movies that is enjoyable, funny and still relevant after 26 years. Adding to it’s likability is that contrary to the rules in Hollywood, the sequels to this movie, Look Who’s Talking Too (1990) and Look Who’s Talking Now (1993), do not decline in quality as some movie sequels do.
I recommend it.