5.7/10
5,058
59 user 49 critic

Maybe Baby (2000)

A comedy about a couple (Hugh Laurie and Joely Richardson) who are trying to conceive a child.

Directors:

, (uncredited)

Writer:

(novel)

On Disc

at Amazon

1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Chica de Río (2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Discovering your wife is sleeping with your boss can make a man do strange things. For a Samba-obsessed London clerk, robbing a bank and boarding the first flight to Rio are just the beginning.

Director: Christopher Monger
Stars: Hugh Laurie, Vanessa Nunes, Santiago Segura
Fortysomething (TV Series 2003)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Paul Slippery (Hugh Laurie), a forty-something doctor, lives with his wife Estelle and three sex-obsessed sons Rory, Daniel and Edwin in the west London suburb of Putney. On top of coping ... See full summary »

Stars: Hugh Laurie, Anna Chancellor, Sheila Hancock
The Tall Guy (1989)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Dexter King plays straight man to unpleasant comedian Ron Anderson. He falls in love with Kate, a pretty nurse he meets when he is receiving injections for hay fever. When Anderson fires ... See full summary »

Director: Mel Smith
Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Rowan Atkinson, Emma Thompson
Keeping Mum (2005)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A pastor preoccupied with writing the perfect sermon fails to realize that his wife is having an affair and his children are up to no good.

Director: Niall Johnson
Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith
The Thin Blue Line (1995–1996)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Various mishaps at a police station in an English town. The main character is the anachronistic, yet charming and funny Inspector Fowler. CID foil to Fowler, Inspector Grim is a bumbling, seething idiot.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Mina Anwar, James Dreyfus
Rat Race (2001)
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A Las Vegas casino magnate, determined to find a new avenue for wagering, sets up a race for money.

Director: Jerry Zucker
Stars: Breckin Meyer, Amy Smart, Whoopi Goldberg
Full Throttle (TV Movie 1995)
Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Mark Chapman
Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Crispin Bonham-Carter, Karen Cooper
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Six former college friends, with two new friends, gather for a New Year's Eve weekend reunion at a large English countryside manor after ten years to reminisce about the good times now long gone.

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Stars: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson
Mr Bean: Funeral (Video 2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Mr. Bean returns in a sketch for Comic Relief to celebrate his 25th anniversary.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Jamie Demetriou, Natasia Demetriou
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After a sudden attack on the MI5, Johnny English, Britain's most confident yet unintelligent spy, becomes Britain's only spy.

Director: Peter Howitt
Stars: Rowan Atkinson, John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia
Random Hearts (1999)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A police sergeant and a congresswoman both lose their spouses in a plane crash, and they soon discover that their spouses were having an affair with each other.

Director: Sydney Pollack
Stars: Harrison Ford, Kristin Scott Thomas, Charles S. Dutton
The Jubilee Girl (TV Movie 2002)
Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Those who took part in the unique Golden Jubilee celebrations at Buckingham Palace in the summer of 2002 look back at the event, and discuss their involvement. New interviews are ... See full summary »

Stars: Bryan Adams, Roberto Alagna, Thomas Allen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Lucy Bell
...
Nigel
...
Sam Bell
...
George
...
Melinda
...
Sheila
...
Joanna
...
Dave the Comedian
...
Druscilla
Stephen Simms ...
Trevor
John Brenner ...
Kit
Jaz Wilson ...
Baby Cuthbert
...
Carl Phipps
Guy Barrett ...
Nigel's Posse
Deila Bhujoo ...
Nigel's Posse
Edit

Storyline

Sam and Lucy Bell are a married couple who seem to have it all: good looks, successful careers and an enthusiastic love life. The only thing they lack is the one thing they want most - a baby. They try everything in their efforts to reproduce: New Age chanting, acupuncture, creative lovemaking... but all this hectic schedule achieves is improvement in their cardiovascular systems. Ovulation charts soon replace spontaneity, when the couple reluctantly deliver themselves into the hands of medical professionals. At the same time, as Sam comes to find his job increasingly unfulfilling, he sets his sights on writing a screenplay, but writer's block strikes. Encouraged to 'look within' by his hippie friend Druscilla, Sam is inspired: he will write a comedy about a couple trying for a baby! But Lucy is horrified at the idea, and forbids him to tell their story. Sam and Lucy's love for each other, the most important thing they both have, will now truly be put to the test...with surprising ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 August 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asyllipto moro!  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£801,542 (UK) (2 June 2000)

Gross:

$8,351 (USA) (24 August 2001)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Hugh Laurie directed some scenes when Ben Elton had to go to hospital for the birth of his children. Elton and his wife had been undergoing IVF treatment. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Lucy catches Sam working at his laptop in the middle of the night, his shirt changes from a t-shirt in one shot, to a sweater in the next. See more »

Quotes

Sam Bell: [seeing each other for the first time in months] You look wonderful.
Lucy Bell: You look like Rasputin.
See more »

Connections

Spoofs Teletubbies (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Do the Strand
Written by Bryan Ferry
Performed by Roxy Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Could have been far better
25 May 2000 | by (Brighton, East Sussex, England) – See all my reviews

Picture the scene - it's an office. Three ladies are sitting together, transfixed as a handsome young actor seductively recites a poem to them. When he has finished Joanna Lumley, with the sauciest grin you've ever seen on her face, says: "Darling, you're in serious danger of turning me back into a heterosexual!"

That scene alone is enough to see this film - I was in stitches for about 3 minutes!

I saw Maybe Baby the other evening with my friend Ruth, at a sneak preview. We both had very mixed feelings about it, agreeing that for the first half an hour it was fresh, funny and entertaining.

Maybe I'm biased as I am a major Joanna Lumley fan, but as soon as she disappears from sight, something goes slightly wrong and I began to look at my watch wondering when it would finish.

One of the biggest problems with this film is the casting of Joely Richardson as Lucy, the woman who is so desperate to conceive a baby. She is such an irritating character, not to mention soppy and bossy, that you really don't give a hoot if she DOES become pregnant. Personally, I would worry for the offspring's sanity with Lucy as a mother.

On the other hand, Hugh Laurie managed to be funny, charming, sympathetic and endearing, while Emma Thompson was great in her one and only scene as their hippie pal.

I practically closed my eyes whenever Rowan Atkinson (as Lucy's gynacologist) appeared onscreen - WHY does he always play these braindead characters? He is far more effective in the wily and acid-tongued roles like Blackadder.

It's a sweetly undemanding film, but if you are expecting anything like Notting Hill or Four Weddings & A Funeral, you'll be very disappointed.


12 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?