...the laughs are gained not so much from the idea of man-as-mother, as largely at the expense of the Sperminator playing against type.
...Schwarzenegger is perfect for the role. Observe his acting carefully in Junior, and you'll see skills that many serious actors could only envy. He never reaches for an effect. He never grabs for a joke.
Ivan Reitman's JUNIOR is the product of one of the highest high concepts in Hollywood history--in three words, Arnold Gets Pregnant.
Schwarzenegger's willingness to flirt with femininity, to become truly ''radiant,'' is the most engaging aspect of Junior.