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Maybe Baby (2000)

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

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Cast

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Lucy Bell
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Nigel
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Sam Bell
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George
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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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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)
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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

Position of the mike on Melinda's headset. See more »

Quotes

Lucy Bell: [reading] Samuel Bell: sperm test. 30% sluggish.
Sam Bell: Sluggish? Is that the word they use?
[Lucy nods]
Sam Bell: Well, couldn't they have found a nicer way of putting it? Like relaxed or unhurried? Relaxed, laid back sperm I can handle, but sluggish?
Lucy Bell: Motility poor.
Sam Bell: Oh, that is just an outrageous slur!
Lucy Bell: 41% swimming in the wrong direction.
Sam Bell: They're in a plastic pot! How are they supposed to know what the right direction is?
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Connections

References The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer (1993) See more »

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I Can't Make You Love Me
Performed by George Michael
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A fun English romp for mom and dads
21 February 2004 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Maybe Baby" is a very British comedy about a married couple who are having trouble making a baby. He's a script writer who sees the foibles and farces involved in their attempts to conceive as fuel for a screenplay which could save his failing career. She's a Barbiesque beauty who's avoiding the advances of a charismatic actor while trying to conceive. A fun frolic through the camp and corny, "Maybe Baby" is about 80% comedy with the remaining 20% spread over drama, pathos, romance, contemplations about married life, etc. resulting in a light hearted romp which should play well with more mature married-with-kids types, especially females into English humor, in spite of lukewarm critical reviews. (B)


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