Maybe Baby (2000)



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In this light comedy directed by British writer-comedian Ben Elton, Sam and Lucy Bell (Hugh Laurie and Joely Richardson) are an upwardly mobile London couple who are trying desperately to conceive a baby. Along for the ride, which is laden with sperm-count and hormone-injection jokes, is a cast that reads like a Who's Who in British comedy. Rowan Atkinson makes an appearance as an obstetrician, Dawn French and Joanna Lumley show up as an Australian nurse and Lucy's snooty boss, and Emma Thompson … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, sex)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
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Written By: Ben Elton
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On DVD: Apr 9, 2002
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Critic Reviews for Maybe Baby

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (10)

If ... you can still imagine that this might be just the kind of movie for you, please stay tuned for the forthcoming article about my resignation.

Full Review… | September 21, 2001
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Just a bit of romance-comedy fluff.

Full Review… | September 21, 2001
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

A romantic comedy so slick you can see the reflection of a hundred better movies in it.

Full Review… | August 24, 2001
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This would be a stultifyingly incestuous affair even if all the jokes about fertilization weren't so tiresomely lame and predictable.

August 24, 2001
New York Post
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The problem with this romantic comedy is that although it eventually winds its way to a conclusion that feels right, it takes too many convoluted steps to get there.

Full Review… | August 23, 2001
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In alternating between farcical spoof and bittersweet romantic comedy, Maybe Baby maintains a surprisingly secure comic footing.

Full Review… | August 23, 2001
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Maybe Baby


Cute movie...

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

So much genuine talent wasted in this blah rather mean spirited purported comedy which has nary a laugh within. Watch only if you want to see many fine performers employed in a project beneath any of their talents.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

i liked it i thought it was funny and different and hugh laurie is hot in it!
worth a watch

Film Crazy

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