Miss Conception (2008)



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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.
R (for language and some sexual content)
Art House & International , Comedy , Romance
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Corinth Films


Heather Graham
as Georgina
Orlando Seale
as Justin
Mark Mulholland
as Fisherman
Nicholas Le Prevost
as Dr. Dupompe
Will Mellor
as Brian
Charlie Kranz
as Bob Tushy
Laura Goulding
as Aunt Harriet
Laurence Doherty
as Funeral Director
Ruta Gedmintas
as Alexandra
Matt Jennings
as Man at Wake
Diarmuid Corr
as Welsh Taxi Driver
Mary Ellen McCartan
as Ticket Girl
Vivienne Moore
as Mrs. Salt
Cathal Sheahan
as Malcolm
Jo Donnelly
as Sales Assistant
Roma Tomelty
as Mother Superior
Karen Hassan
as Young Nun
Bronagh Waugh
as Receptionist
Susie Kelly
as Lady in Queue
Olivia Nash
as Cash Till Lady
Drew Thompson
as Delivery Guy
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Critic Reviews for Miss Conception

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6)

Graham is charming, but Miss Conception is a cloddish biological-clock bedroom farce.

Full Review… | June 6, 2008
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | June 6, 2008
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | June 6, 2008
Boxoffice Magazine
Top Critic

It feels more like a small-screen distraction.

June 5, 2008
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

A film that views heterosexual relationships with the sensitivity of a beer commercial.

June 5, 2008
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Miscast and miscalculated, Miss Conception hopes to collect on Hollywood's recent baby-on-board craze, delivering instead the least credible take on human pregnancy since Arnold Schwarzenegger gave birth in Junior.

Full Review… | June 4, 2008
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Miss Conception

Miss Conception tells the story of an attractive young woman Georgina (Heather Graham) who finds out that she only has 4 days left to conceive. . The problem is that her longtime boyfriend (Tom Ellis) has no desire to be a daddy, and after getting into a fight with him, Georgina is forced to look elsewhere for sperm-donor options. This leads to some funny situations as she sets about luring a man (and a turkey baster) to make her pregnant. Heather Graham is obviously miscast here because I find it extremely hard to believe that despite being beautiful and the boss of some macho construction workers she would find it as hard as she did to get a donor for her baby. Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Deb S
Deb S

Super Reviewer

Considering this sounded so icky I did not even want to watch it,, I was quite pleasantly surprised. First 20 minutes or so didn't really like it, but it does get quite amusing further in. Ending of course is totally predictable and a bit vomit inducing, but to be fair, it is all in the title - there was never any other way this could end.. Heather Graham also does a reasonable English accent in this and is very likeable. Not bad for light viewing and a few laughs.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Funny in it's parts, but really, stupid concept.

Yinalí Ríos
Yinalí Ríos

Super Reviewer

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