Maybe Baby
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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 has a stint as a New Age health freak. Adrian Lester and Tom Hollander also co-star, the… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 46%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"This would be a stultifyingly incestuous affair even if all the jokes about fertilization weren't so tiresomely lame and predictable."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"...innocuous, yet oddly charming..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"It features boring cliches and a positively awful leading lady."
‑ Nikki Tranter, PopMatters
"Cute but not great, this Baby's still a welcome bundle of joy."
‑ , E! Online
"Just a bit of romance-comedy fluff."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"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."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com
"Somehow wastes an impressive cast of otherwise talented British comics and actors."
‑ Derek Tse, Jam! Movies
"Maintains a fairly smooth course on the delicate line between tenderly funny comedy and affecting, involving drama."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"A perceptive comedy, punctuated with hilarious appearances from such notable faces as Emma Thompson and Rowan Atkinson."
‑ Bilge Ebiri, Citysearch
"A romantic comedy so slick you can see the reflection of a hundred better movies in it."
‑ Jan Stuart, Newsday
"In alternating between farcical spoof and bittersweet romantic comedy, Maybe Baby maintains a surprisingly secure comic footing."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Both poignant and outrageously funny."
‑ Wade Major, Boxoffice Magazine
"A good-natured comedy."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Except for the pat conclusion, which seems to have arrived straight from test-screenings via a robustly fragrant wheelbarrow, Maybe Baby is undeniably touching, and -- hallelujah -- it's funny."
‑ Gregory Weinkauf, New Times
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