A bigamist must keep his wives from meeting each other, which becomes tricky when they're both pregnant.A bigamist must keep his wives from meeting each other, which becomes tricky when they're both pregnant.A bigamist must keep his wives from meeting each other, which becomes tricky when they're both pregnant.
Dudley Moore at his comedic best
"Micki + Maude" is a wonderful comedy with a great comic performace by Dudley Moore as a man who has an incredible mess on his hands. Moore plays Rob Salinger, a TV reporter married to Micki (Ann Reinking), an assistant district attorney. Moore is desperate to have a baby but Micki doesn't want kids at the moment because she wants to work at her job so she can become a judge. One day Rob meets Maude (Amy Irving), a cellist he interviews for a report. When Micki goes out of town on business, Rob begins to have a fling with Maude. Then comes the shocking news. Maude announces that she's pregnant! Rob asks her to marry him and that he'll divorce Micki. When Micki gets back in town, Rob meets her for dinner at a restaurant where he plans to break the bad news to her. Then comes even more shocking news. Micki announces that she's pregnant! So what does Rob do now? Easy. He still marries Maude, stays married to Micki, and becomes a bigamist. "Micki + Maude" has lots of big laughs, especially the scenes in the doctors offices and hospital. This is one of director Blake Edwards' best films. The performance by Dudley Moore is a comic tour-de-force. He won a Golden Globe for his work here. Amy Irving and Ann Reinking are terrific too as the women in Moore's life, and there's a great supporting performance by Richard Mulligan (of TV's "Soap" and "Empty Nest") as Moore's boss and best friend who Moore comes to for advice. "Micki + Maude" is a very funny movie for fans of Dudley Moore and Blake Edwards. Only the silly ending keeps this movie from being a "10".
***1/2 (out of four)
***1/2 (out of four)
- Aug 9, 2000
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