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Maybe Baby (2000)

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

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Nigel's Posse
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Sam and Lucy Bell 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, 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, will now truly be put to the test...with surprising ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Comedy | Romance

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

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24 August 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asteptand un bebelus  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£801,542 (United Kingdom), 4 June 2000, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,351, 26 August 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$8,351, 26 August 2001
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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

In the scene where Lucy catches Sam working at his laptop in the middle of the night, his shirt changes from a t-shirt in one shot, to a sweater in the next. See more »

Quotes

Sam Bell: [singing] I've my sperm test tomorrow and my pot is on the shelf. I've got my sperm test tomorrow and my pot is on the shelf. I'm gonna have to go in, sit down, and abuse myself.
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Spoofs Spice World (1997) See more »

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Do the Strand
Written by Bryan Ferry
Performed by Roxy Music
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very negative
5 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

In 40 years of attending the cinema this is the first time I have walked out on a movie. The Acting was amateur, The script the same.. Not a movie for a couple...I think the producer thinks every word connected with sex will boost the ratings of the film we could not take anymore ... Out £5 fee could have been better spent.. I would give this movie 2 out of ten at the most.


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