Miss Conception (2008)
Average Rating: 3.2/10
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Heather Graham, Mia Kirshner, and Tom Ellis star in director Eric Styles' romantic comedy concerning a 33-year-old woman who realizes that her longtime partner doesn't want to have children. Determined to reproduce regardless, the woman recruits her reluctant best friend to find her the right man for the job. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Jun 6, 2008 Wide
Aug 5, 2008
First Look Pictures
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Graham is charming, but Miss Conception is a cloddish biological-clock bedroom farce.
Miss Conception isn't so much a movie as an extended sitcom -- it looks like one, it acts like one, it reduces everything to the lowest common denominator like one.
It feels more like a small-screen distraction.
A film that views heterosexual relationships with the sensitivity of a beer commercial.
A misconceived hodge podge of genuine romantic comedy and plastic story
A pretty innocuous and bland bit of fluff, although some will undoubtedly be annoyed that it furthers the myth that all women in their 30s have insane baby-fever.
It's worth a look to see Graham flourish away from the punishing Hollywood radar, delivering a tender, sillyheart performance that restores some faith in her skill, and singlehandedly makes a formulaic film a rewarding sit.
Eric Styles and writer Camilla Leslie have made a punishingly unfunny trifle about sex, love and maternity in which both women and men are flatter than magazines--walking, talking issues of Lady's Home Journal and Maxim.
It doesn't take long to recognize this cloyingly cute comedy for what it really is: misconceived.
Can we knock it off already with the mandatory mommy movies? Plus, you know a film's in trouble when there's a whole lot more chemistry and emotional depth between the girlfriends, than with Graham and any or all of those potential male suitor studs.
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