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Maybe Baby (2000)

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

Directors:

Ben Elton, Hugh Laurie (uncredited)

Writer:

Ben Elton (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joely Richardson ... Lucy Bell
Matthew Macfadyen ... Nigel
Hugh Laurie ... Sam Bell
Adrian Lester ... George
Yasmin Bannerman ... Melinda
Joanna Lumley ... Sheila
Rachael Stirling ... Joanna
Dave Thompson ... Dave the Comedian / Mrs. Furblob
Emma Thompson ... Druscilla
Stephen Simms Stephen Simms ... Trevor
John Brenner John Brenner ... Kit
Jaz Wilson Jaz Wilson ... Baby Cuthbert
James Purefoy ... Carl Phipps
Guy Barrett Guy Barrett ... Nigel's Posse
Della Bhujoo Della Bhujoo ... Nigel's Posse
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Storyline

Sam (Hugh Laurie) and Lucy Bell (Joely Richardson) 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 (Dame Emma Thompson), 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, ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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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

About 34 minutes into the film, there is a scene in a restaurant. In one shot, there is a waitress at the table, and another one setting down plates at a table in the background. The camera cuts away for less than two seconds upon th arrival of a character, then cuts back, but with both waitress prematurely gone. See more »

Quotes

Nigel: Wooly thinking is for sheep; the fox gets the cream!
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Connections

References Shooting Stars (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can't Make You Love Me
Performed by George Michael
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Unfunny, uninspiring
4 May 2001 | by Hibby1875See all my reviews

This is quite possibly one of the worst comedies I have ever seen. I don't know if I laughed once throughout the whole film! It was terrible. The story of a couple trying for a baby belongs in the world of soap opera and not the big screen. This is especially true when it is clear Ben Elton has nothing funny to write about his true life experience. DO NOT WATCH THIS FILM!!!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asteptand un bebelus See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,351, 26 August 2001

Gross USA:

$20,501

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$173,763
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Pandora Cinema, BBC Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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