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Maybe Baby (DVD)
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Maybe Baby (DVD)
Date: 14/11/01, updated on 14/11/01 (162 review reads)
Advantages: Good cast, Very Funny, Good clever storyline
Disadvantages: None really.
Maybe baby is a British comedy based on Ben Elton?s best selling novel Inconceivable. It follows a couple's desperate attempts to have a baby.
The film is based around Sam (Hugh Laurie) and Lucy (Joely Richardson) Bell who are a couple who have busy lives in the city but are planning to start a family. Lucy is desperate to have a baby and calls Sam home from work at every opportunity to try for one. The couple take every opportunity no matter where they are! Both characters have busy jobs. Lucy works for a publicity agency and Sam works for the BBC and is responsible for finding you up and coming programmes. Sam finds that his job security is at risk when he turns down the script of a up and coming writer. Sam has to find a good script quickly and decides to write about his own life story.
Meanwhile Lucy is going through all sorts of torture in the attempt of getting a baby. The couple goes for tests to see if they are both firing on all cylinders! They even try other methods but to no success. Lucy keeps a diary of all the events and her personal thoughts. Sam being a naughty boy uses her diary in his attempts to get a good script for the BBC.
Maybe maybe stars a British cast. Hugh Lawrie and Joely Richardson are superb. Lawrie's character has a dry sense of humour and is played expertly. Richardson comes over well as the desperate wannabe mother. Other stars that can be seen in the film are Rowan Atkinson, Dawn French and James Purefoy.
The film is very funny. I was not expecting much from the film as it was my wife's idea to watch it. However I was pleasantly surprised. There are enough funny moments to keep most audiences happy. IF you are interested in the perils of having a baby then watch Maybe Baby. If you are also after a light hearted, clever movie that will keep you entertained for the evening then give Maybe Baby a chance.