I LOVED this movie when I was a kid. Hell, I still do, even though it's been ages since I've last seen it. Most people, including my parents, might find the plot cheesy, but I don't. I actually think it's pretty clever. This movie can also definitely tug at the old heart strings big time. I almost cried every time I watched that one scene where Baby was grieving over her father's dead body.
I was also pretty upset the first time I saw the ending because I actually thought that the mother was abandoning Baby.