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Maybe Baby (2000)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  24 August 2001 (USA)
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A comedy about a couple (Hugh Laurie and Joely Richardson) who are trying to conceive a child.

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Lucy Bell
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Nigel
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Sam Bell
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George
Yasmin Bannerman ...
Melinda
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Sheila
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Joanna
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Dave the Comedian / Mrs. Furblob
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Druscilla
Stephen Simms ...
Trevor
John Brenner ...
Kit
Jaz Wilson ...
Baby Cuthbert
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Carl Phipps
Guy Barrett ...
Nigel's Posse
Deila Bhujoo ...
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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

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Comedy | Romance

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

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$8,351 (USA) (24 August 2001)

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$8,351 (USA) (24 August 2001)
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Emma Thompson only worked a day. See more »

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About 34 minutes into the film, there is a scene in a restaurant. In one shot, there is a waitress at the table, and another one setting down plates at a table in the background. The camera cuts away for less than two seconds upon th arrival of a character, then cuts back, but with both waitress prematurely gone. See more »

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Lucy Bell: I hope Dick and Debbie know what I'm going through for them.
Sam Bell: Well, you can tell them some day.
Lucy Bell: There's only a one in five chance.
Sam Bell: Lucy, any child of yours would be one in a million.
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Obnoxious Brit copycat of John Hughes' "She's having a Baby"
8 September 2010 | by (France) – See all my reviews

That pretty sums it up!

I was really hoping that this film would be still part the period where you could REALLY have fun in front of a romantic comedy . By that, I mean before the horrifying amount of ghastly Bridget Jones imitations started to invade theaters with silly plots filled with empty-headed and unsympathetic characters, not to mention unbelievable situations. "Maybe Baby" adds insult to injury by purely and simply riping off John Hughes' delightful classic from the late 80s. A time where you could spend your money on a mainstream movie without systematically feeling totally mugged.

The nice bunch of co-stars doesn't save this poor excuse for a film either: Joanna Lumley is wasted, Rowan Atkinson's hamming doesn't help a bit, Emma Thompson is just passing through, and so on and so on...

On top of that, all is so unbearably neat and tidy like in a clinic, that you could fear to have been impregnated without knowing it while watching this junk. I'll have to see "Rosemary's Baby" again and again to forget that terrible experience.

As for the 90 minutes lost, well, so much for my naivety!


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