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Story

Joely Richardson shines in Maybe Baby, about a thirtysomething British couple struggling to have a child. After dabbling in fertility rituals and having sex according to a rigorous ovulation schedule, Lucy (Richardson) and Sam (Hugh Laurie) find their relationship tested by temptation; Lucy starts to yearn for a hunky young actor that her talent agency is representing, and Sam starts writing a seriocomic screenplay about their infertility--which he doesn't tell Lucy about, because she's already forbidden him to write it. Everything is fine until Sam delves into her diary in order to get a better grip on a woman's consciousness and learns more than he bargained for. Maybe Baby is a sincere and lighthearted movie, sprinkled with comic turns from Emma Thompson, Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean), Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous), and others. Laurie is solid, but it's Richardson's charm and intelligence that makes it work. --Bret Fetzer

Cast

Joely RichardsonLucy Bell
Matthew MacfadyenNigel
Hugh LaurieSam Bell
Adrian LesterGeorge
Joanna LumleySheila
Rachael StirlingJoanna
Dave ThompsonDave the Comedian
Emma ThompsonDruscilla
James PurefoyCarl Phipps
Tom HollanderEwan Proclaimer
Rowan AtkinsonMr. James
Dawn FrenchCharlene

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: Ben Elton
  • Producer: Universal
  • Length: 104 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaAug 24, 2001
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
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