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Maybe Baby (2000)

R  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
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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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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

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Comedy | Romance

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

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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)
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Emma Thompson only worked a day. 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 »

Quotes

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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Great film
8 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film was terrific. The charisma between Joely Richardson and Hugh Laurie is terrific and completely believable. The movie is so powerful however that I would only advise seeing it in the company of others if you have already achieved your family size. In other words, it would be a very painful movie to watch with someone who was having trouble with infertility. It's funny, but it's also very true. For me, it touched at the heart of all the issues involved in infertility. And Ms Richardson is a superb actress. I've also seen her at the Haymarket in Lady Windemere's Fan and she is an excellent performer.

The semi-cameo (and slightly camp) performances by Dawn French, Joanna Lumley, Emma Thompson and Rowan Atkinson made for fun entertainment as well.


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