Conception (2011)

 |  Comedy, Romance  |  April 2011 (USA)
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A comedy that follows nine very different couples on the night they conceive, showing that sex can sometimes be more neurotic than erotic.



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A comedy that follows nine very different couples on the night they conceive, showing that sex can sometimes be more neurotic than erotic.

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Did You Know?


During the filming of Conception, Sarah Hyland and Julie Bowen were also working together on the hit T.V. series Modern Family (2009). See more »


The sperm sample in one of the early scenes is a container with the word "PERISHABLE" misspelled as "PERSIHABLE". See more »


[first lines]
Paul Reynolds: Okay people, let's remember what Aristotle said. The aim of art is to represent, not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. Alright, does anybody have any questions?
[kids fidgeting, one raised hand]
Paul Reynolds: Dylan?
Dylan: Where do babies come from?
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Written by Keith Megna and David Megna
Performed by Fulltime Dreamer
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SO funny... it taps into all the awkward moments and keeps on surprising you!
23 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw Conception last spring at the Boston film festival. We picked it because the story seemed different, sweet and funny. I thought I would be able to relate even if I hadn't been down that road, and I was looking for a good laugh, with a little romance and hopefully something more than the average romantic comedy. We were familiar with and loved a lot of the cast members. I had seen them in different movies and shows and thought they would work really well together.

After watching I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed it... It was hilarious! The touching moments were authentic. And with each accurate, awkward and emotion filled scene you can picture the situation happening yourself or someone you know too well. I loved it and I couldn't stop laughing- it's definitely a must see!!

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