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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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Cast

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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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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)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

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$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

Sam Bell: Lucy and I have to have a post-coital compatability test. Which means having it off and having a doctor look at the aftermath.
George: Why would you imagine I would want to know that?
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References The Addams Family (1964) See more »

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Maybe Baby
Composed Buddy Holly (as Charles Hardin) and Norman Petty
Performed by Paul McCartney
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Quirky British Humor
17 July 2003 | by (Conyers, Georgia) – See all my reviews

Having read the comments I am surprised that this film hasn't gotten a more positive reception. Maybe is is just me but I love British comedy. Actually, I just love the British, dispite their dislike of us. The problem is that I can't understand half of what the characters are saying. It's weird, I love to hear Brits talk but for some reason or other it is like listening to a foreign language. I bought the DVD of "Maybe Baby" just so I can watch it until I get the dialogue down.

The story involves an infertile couple who go to extremes in an attempt to get pregnant though they are both healthy and individually capable of procreating. Joely Richardson is beautiful and talented and the main reason for my attraction to the movie. Much has been said about the bevy of British comedians in the film but I must admit to not being familiar with any of them. I particularly liked the character of the movie director. He cracked me up, though he was the most difficult to understand. I rate it at 7/10 until I get the dialogue down.


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