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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 ...
Nigel's Posse
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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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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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24 August 2001 (USA)  »

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

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$8,351 (USA) (24 August 2001)
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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 »

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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 »

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George: [of Dave the comedian] Is he getting better or have I finally lost the will to resist?
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Censored in Singapore :-(
13 September 2000 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Well, as a fan of British movies and comedies, (Trainspotting, Full Monty, Mind Your Language, Blackadder series, etc you get the point), I was happy to catch another British movie, especially one starring most of my fav actors and actresses, (Hugh Laurie and Rowan from Blackadder, Dawn French, Joanna Lumley and Joely Richardson,) I was more than willing to fork out the money to support another British movie.

Too bad the dialogue must have been considered too risque for Singaporean tastes and various parts of it were snipped, including the opening scene. The humping seemed to be intact though. Figures.

I expected risque and witty dialogue from British productions, being brought up on British comedies. I never get enough of risque humor. Benny Hill anyone? ;-) ;-)

Word of advice: avoid the movie in Singapore and get the DVD. I know I will. Come on guys, give Joely Richardson a chance. I think her acting was convincing, and Rowan playing the desensitized gynaecologist is a hoot, though a tad limited due to being just a cameo appearance. Hugh Laurie definitely steals the show, but more could be made of Joanna. Again, being a cameo, her role is very limited. Maybe there will be a director's cut that will be longer, 2hours or more hopefully.

I watched this movie after What Lies Beneath starring Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfieffer, so I got a bit more kick from this movie, which is also about Marriage and couples.


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