Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left ... See full summary »
After a single, career-minded woman is left on her own to give birth to the child of a married man, she finds a new romantic chance in a cab driver. Meanwhile the point-of-view of the newborn boy is narrated through voice over.
Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day.
Nine Months is a very poor excuse for a comedy. Scene after scene of sitcom-level 'humour' followed by gut-wrenching sentiment. The talented cast are really slumming it here but it does have one funny scene (Hugh Grant and the praying mantis) - pity it's only 30 seconds long. Worst of all is the incessant finger-wagging hostility towards a). not having children & b). responsible parenting. Grant makes an innocuous comment about not letting obnoxious kids run around screaming their heads off 24/7 and the parents pounce on him for being "selfish", like all other childless scum. Only Hollywood types who pay strangers to rear their kids for them could fail to see the logic in keeping them under control, lest they frolic in front of a passing bus.
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