Nine Months for the latter is dull with uninteresting dialogue and expected sequences. Though there are scenes which are so chaotic and suspenseful that you will cry laughing. Notably the few scenes with Robin Williams at his comedic best as the Russian doctor.
The support cast is very good. Tom Arnold and Joan Cusack are well matched spouses. As well as Jeff Goldblum in a role that couldn't be more different from his Jurrasic Park character.
Chris Columbus has made a light, enjoyable comedy, though you get the feeling that with each one of his passing films you can clearly see that it would have been handled better in the hands of basically any other director. Each one of Columbus's films (with the exceptions of Mrs Doubtfire and Home Alone) are simple and lifeless. They lack complex story lines, interesting problems and elements that make a film great.
The main problem in this film is that Hugh Grant and Julianne Moore have no chemistry! They simply don't fit together! Unlike Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts in Notting Hill or Julianne Moore and Pierce Brosnan in The Laws of Attraction, the stars of this picture don't make a good team. Another negative note for Chris Columbus. Better casting next time!
Nine Months is enjoyable comedy for fans of the stars and anyone who wants to have a quiet night indoors to indulge in a bit of light humor.