Junior (Universal, 1994)
In 1994, tough guy Arnold Schwarzenegger found out what it’s like to be pregnant in this American comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman. Schwarzenegger was geneticist Dr. Alex Hesse. Danny DeVito starred as ob/gyn Dr. Larry Arbogast who invented a fertility drug that reduced the chances of rejecting embryoes and would prevent miscarriages. Since the FDA hadn’t approved the drug, they weren’t able to test it on women so Hesse impregnated himself. Emma Thompson stars as geneticist Dr. Diana Reddin and Frank Langella as head of the review board Noah Banes.
Junior was a modest hit. The film was made for $60 million and grossed over $108 million worldwide. Mystery Science Theater 3000 host Michael J. Nelson named Junior as “the second-worst comedy ever made.”