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Nine Months (1995)



Critic Consensus: Nine Months finds writer-director Chris Columbus playing to his worst comedic instincts -- and relying far too heavily on the trademark tics of his miscast leading man.

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A single man faces the terrifying prospect of seeing his carefree life dashed by a visit from the stork in this comedy. Samuel Falkner (Hugh Grant) is a child psychiatrist who has no kids of his own and doesn't want any, which leaves him a bit shaken when his girlfriend of five years, Rebecca Taylor (Julianne Moore) announces that she's pregnant. Suddenly, Samuel is plagued by paranoid fantasies about how marriage and fatherhood will change his life, which are not at all soothed by frequent visits from Rebecca's chronically-pregnant friend Gail Dwyer (Joan Cusack) and her half-bright lummox of a husband, Marty (Tom Arnold). Too selfish to deal with Rebecca's needs, Samuel parts company with her and takes a last stab at playing the field, but when he sees an ultrasound of his soon-to-be-born son, he decides that it's time to face his responsibilities before it's too late. Nine Months also features Robin Williams in a small role as Dr. Kosevich, an ob-gyn with a weak grasp of the English language.

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Hugh Grant
as Samuel Faulkner
Julianne Moore
as Rebecca Taylor
Tom Arnold
as Marty Dwyer
Joan Cusack
as Gail Dwyer
Jeff Goldblum
as Sean Fletcher
Robin Williams
as Dr. Kosevich
Ashley Johnson
as Shannon Dwyer
Alexa PenaVega
as Molly Dwyer
Aislin Roche
as Patsy Dwyer
Priscilla Alden
as Older Woman
Edward Ivory
as Older Man
James M. Brady
as Bicyclist
Brendan Columbus
as Little Boy on Beach
Eleanor Columbus
as Little Girl in Ballet Class No. 1
Anna Barnathan
as Little Girl in Ballet Class No. 2
Zelda Williams
as Little Girl in Ballet Class No. 3
Terry McGovern
as Anesthesiologist
Peter Bankins
as Tow Truck Driver
Ngaio Bealum
as Sean's Friend No. 1
Cynthia Urquhart
as Sean's Friend No. 2
Tim Moffet
as Sean's Friend No. 3
Mia Liban
as Sean's Friend No. 4
Kumar Singh
as Sean's Friend No. 5
Amanda Girard
as Praying Mantis
Val Diamond
as Dr. Kosevich's Receptionist
Jerry Masan
as Clown Outside Toy Store
Irene Columbus
as Woman in Toy Store
Violet Columbus
as Baby in Toy Store
Brittany Radcliffe
as Child No. 1 at Toy Store
Porscha Radcliffe
as Child No. 2 at Toy Store
Cody Lee Dorkin
as Child No. 3 at Toy Store
Emily Gosnell
as Child No. 4 at Toy Store
Bradley Gosnell
as Child No. 5 at Toy Store
Kristin Davis
as Tennis Attendant
Angela Hopkins
as Ultrasound Receptionist
Emily Yancy
as Dr. Thatcher
Hayley Rose Hansen
as Baby in Ultrasound
Shawn Cady
as Roller Blade Girl
Paul Simon
as Car Salesman
Frank P. Verducci
as Car Lot Customer No. 1
Barbara Olson
as Car Lot Customer No. 2
Morgan Miller
as Kid Being Choked in Park
Carol De Pasquale
as Maternity Floor Receptionist
Bruce Devan
as Doctor in Hallway
Clarke Devereux
as Emergency Attendant No. 1
Tommy Banks
as Emergency Attendant No. 2
Susan Ilene Johnson
as Delivery Room Head Nurse
Maureen McVerry
as Pregnant Woman No. 1
Velina Brown
as Pregnant Woman No. 2
Joy M. Cook
as Pregnant Woman No. 3
Sue Murphy
as Pregnant Woman No. 4
Lee Ann Manley
as Pregnant Woman No. 5
Diane Amos
as Rebecca's Nurse
Betsy Aidem
as Gail's Nurse
Terence McGovern
as Anesthesiologist
Geoff Bolt
as Male Delivery Room Nurse
Gwen Holloway
as Female Delivery Room Nurse
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Critic Reviews for Nine Months

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (11)

Any charm he might possess has been squeezed out by the Hollywood machine, and the little shots of Hugh rollerblading, or Hugh getting his ears pierced, are scarcely enough to create new endearments.

March 16, 2021 | Full Review…

[Grant's] mannerisms were endearing in Four Weddings And A Funeral. They are more of an endurance now.

March 16, 2021 | Full Review…

[Nine Months] threatens to turn an interesting actor into a self-parodying commodity.

February 15, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Writer/director Chris Columbus delivers his usual slapstick and sap shtick, but the sitcom-slick results fall flat.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4
Top Critic

Nine Months is one of those movies where the outcome is abundantly clear to everyone but the hero, who remains in the hapless position of playing dumb because, if he didn't, there wouldn't be a plot.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The script is straight drivel...

December 9, 2021 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Nine Months

Awful film from director Chris Columbus, Nine Months proves that Hugh Grant is a terrible actor that has no screen presence. The film was a total misfire. I hated this film, and thought it had so much more potential than what it turned out to be. This is boring, lazy filmmaking and is a film simply not interesting to get into. This film simply missed the mark in every respect. The result is a film that is very forgettable with a poor cast of actors and bad comedy. This film was simply one of those comedies that really tried too hard at delivering the laughter, but ultimately failed. Chris Columbus is very much hit and miss as a director, and he really misses it here. The film falls flat when it should be a good timer. This is a tiresome, unfunny film that really doesn't work. There's really no substance involved in this plot to keep you involved, entertained and ultimately interested. This was a painful film to watch, and one that doesn't deliver due to a poorly written, thought out script. If you're looking for a great film with this one, you will be sadly disappointed. There is nothing here that redeems its awfulness and it makes you wonder this film got made in the first place. As a romantic comedy, it fails, and as a film it fails even more. This is garbage that is uninspired and a waste of time to sit through. Chris Columbus really made one of his worst films with this one. Luckily he would redeem himself with the first Harry Potter film. This had some decent ideas that unfortunately went nowhere, and worst of all, it felt long, too long even because nothing good or entertaining really happens. Avoid this waste of film.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Columbus try make this film, a sucess comedy with aspect of sitcom. Grant, Moore and Williams as the neurotic Dr. Kosevich, which was to steal the scene, don't does Nine Months be a comedy for all family or a funny film, written by the creator of Home Alone. Summarize, Nine Months, is a bad movie, that could be fresh, but really not made right to recommend. Rotten.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

This had some fun moments in it.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

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