Cast: Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard
J.C. Wiatt is a single career woman whose life is upended when she inherits her cousin's one-year-old. The baby's arrival derails the high-powered exec's tightly coiled existence, leaving her awash in bottles and diapers. Almost overnight, she loses her boyfriend and her job, and decides to plunk it all down for a farmhouse in Vermont. Keaton's transformation from management consultant to mommy-on-the-edge is hilarious.
What Parents Like: The sweet romance between Keaton and Shepard will have moms running to the local vet. When Shepard tells her, "You know, you kind of remind me of a bull terrier," Keaton replies, "Yeah, I bet you say that to all the girls."
Parenting Lesson: Quit your day job. When life throws you apples, make applesauce -- for a lot of money.