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A Smile Like Yours (1997)

Greg Kinnear plays a carriage-shy husband in a romantic comedy about a couple trying to conceive a child.

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Keith Samples
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Greg Kinnear ... Danny Robertson
Lauren Holly ... Jennifer Robertson
Joan Cusack ... Nancy Tellen
Jay Thomas ... Steve Harris
Jill Hennessy ... Lindsay Hamilton
Christopher McDonald ... Richard Halstrom
Donald Moffat ... Dr. Felber
France Nuyen ... Dr. Chin
Marianne Muellerleile ... Nurse Wheeler
Sheridan Samples Sheridan Samples ... Holly
Barbara Larsen Barbara Larsen ... Woman in Window / Woman on Plane
Tony Abou-Ganim Tony Abou-Ganim ... Welder
Nick Scoggin Nick Scoggin ... Welder
Gene Nakashita Gene Nakashita ... Karaoke Bar Owner
Lewis Brown Lewis Brown ... Karaoke Act 1
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Storyline

A childless couple attempting to conceive discover that his sperm are "lazy". Several trips to a fertility clinic prove fruitless. Also, the wife had surreptitiously quit taking the pill and provided her doctor with a sperm sample before the husband agreed to start trying to have a baby. The deception alienates the husband for a time. To compound things, a female architect has the hots for the husband and lures him out of town on business at exactly the wrong time. Written by Tony Berkoff <aberkoff@hq.caci.com>

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Taglines:

A comedy about the inconceivable. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sex-related material | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cantonese | Japanese

Release Date:

22 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Una sonrisa como la tuya See more »

Filming Locations:

Alameda, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,163,576, 24 August 1997

Gross USA:

$3,330,352

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,330,352
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Greg Kinnear and Lauren Holly previously starred together in Sabrina (1995), a remake of Sabrina (1954) which starred Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart. See more »

Quotes

Jay Thomas: The only time I can count as a threesome is when I use two hands.
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References One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »

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Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
Written by Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield & Janie Bradford
Performed by Marvin Gaye
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
By arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Not great, but better than I expected
17 June 2000 | by PeterJacksonSee all my reviews

This film is about a young couple having difficulties to conceive a baby. She(Holly)constantly surprises her unsuspecting husband(Kinnear) on the most unusual places. And each time she uses a new, self-made aphrodisiac and they have sex. However, something seems to be wrong with the man's potency. They go on and try everything they can, including a clinic with some bizarre fertility instruments.

This is the premise for a romantic comedy about fertility, having a baby and the problems that can come out of this. It doesn't really work that well on a comic level. There are some modest chuckles in it, but not really funny-funny scenes. The actors however make this pretty enjoyable and carry the film along way. Given its length(98 min), you can't blame the film to be overlong either. The best moments come out of the conversations between some of the characters. Joan Cusack has some of the better scenes in the film and Shirley MacLaine has a ( very)small(too small?) part as Holly's mother.

The makers also decided to put in some sort of affair of Kinnear's character with a beautiful colleague-architect(Hennessy), but this doesn't add much to the story. All in all this is pretty watchable and amiable stuff. There are "romantic comedies" that are far worse than this one, given the pretty silly premise. So if it's on TV and you've got nothing else to do, you might consider watching it. On the other hand, there are films that are also much better than this one. Good films about (having) babies are however very hard to find. 6/10(it doesn't really deserve the BOMB-rating of Leonard Maltin)


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