Maybe Baby (2000) - Rotten Tomatoes

Maybe Baby (2000)



Critic Consensus: A likable cast gives Maybe Baby some romantic appeal, but its noncommittal tone makes for an earnest comedy that isn't as funny or sincere as it wants to be.

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Movie Info

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 latter as a Brit-loathing Scottish director.

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Hugh Laurie
as Sam Bell
James Purefoy
as Carl Phipps
Tom Hollander
as Ewan Proclaimer
Rowan Atkinson
as Mr. James
Dawn French
as Charlene
Emma Thompson
as Druscilla
Dave Thompson
as Dave the Comedian
Jaz Wilson
as Baby Cuthbert
Guy Barrett
as Member of Nigel's Posse
Della Bhujoo
as Member of Nigel's Posse
Abbey Careford
as Member of Nigel's Posse
Marina Fiorato
as Member of Nigel's Posse
Richard Leaf
as Justin Cocker
Connor Pearce
as Boy on Bike in Park
Henrietta Garden
as Mother in Park
Richard Sandells
as Man Wrestling for Cab
Emma Cooke
as Nurse 1
Shelley Conn
as Nurse 2
Stephanie Bartczak
as Member of Ewan's Posse
Chris Belgrave
as Member of Ewan's Posse
Catriona Pearson
as Member of Ewan's Posse
Judi Shekoni
as Member of Ewan's Posse
Paul Ready
as Student Doctor
Paul Tripp
as Mr. Furblob
Serena Evans
as Dr. Cooper
Katisha Kenyon
as Commercial Girl
Anneli Harrison
as Commercial Girl
Caroline Hayes
as Commercial Girl
John Lightbody
as Hospital Administrator
Mina Anwar
as Yasmin
Junix Inocian
as Chinese Practitioner
John Fortune
as Acupuncturist
Sally Reeve
as Masseuse
Emma Buckley
as IVF Surgeon
Karen Bryson
as Actor Playing Doctor
as William the Dog
as William the Dog
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Critic Reviews for Maybe Baby

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (11)

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.

September 21, 2001 | Full Review…

Just a bit of romance-comedy fluff.

September 21, 2001 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

A romantic comedy so slick you can see the reflection of a hundred better movies in it.

August 24, 2001
Top Critic

This would be a stultifyingly incestuous affair even if all the jokes about fertilization weren't so tiresomely lame and predictable.

August 24, 2001 | Rating: 0/4

A perceptive comedy, punctuated with hilarious appearances from such notable faces as Emma Thompson and Rowan Atkinson.

August 23, 2001

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.

August 23, 2001

Audience Reviews for Maybe Baby


Cute movie...

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

So much genuine talent wasted in this blah rather mean spirited purported comedy which has nary a laugh within. Watch only if you want to see many fine performers employed in a project beneath any of their talents.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

i liked it i thought it was funny and different and hugh laurie is hot in it! worth a watch

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

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