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Maybe Baby [DVD] [2000]

Hugh Laurie , Joely Richardson , Hugh Laurie , Ben Elton    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Hugh Laurie, Joely Richardson, Matthew Macfadyen, Adrian Lester, Yasmin Bannerman
  • Directors: Hugh Laurie, Ben Elton
  • Writers: Ben Elton
  • Producers: David M. Thompson, Ernst Goldschmidt, Lucy Ansbro, Mary Richards, Phil McIntyre
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Warner
  • DVD Release Date: 15 Jan 2001
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000056IEG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,680 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Ben Elton writes and directs this romantic comedy adaptation of his own novel. Sam Bell (Hugh Laurie) and wife Lucy (Joely Richardson) seem to have it all - good looks, nice jobs, the perfect marriage - but despite their best efforts they haven't yet managed to produce the one thing they want above all else: a baby. When BBC commissioning editor Sam comes under pressure from his new boss, he begins writing a screenplay based on his and Lucy's experiences with IVF, using extracts from his wife's diary with neither her knowledge or approval. Meanwhile, theatrical agent Lucy has become enamoured of her latest client, good-looking actor Carl Phipps (James Purefoy). Can Lucy and Sam's marriage survive the strains they are placing it under?

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well I liked it... 31 Mar 2006
Maybe Baby is a comedy adapted by Ben Elton from his novel Inconceivable which was inspired by Ben and his wife's real life problems in conceiving a baby. It stars Hugh Laurie as Sam, a frustrated BBC writer and Joely Richardson as Lucy, his wife who is desperate to have a baby.
Lucy decides that she and Sam should keep confidential, separate diaries on their thoughts a they undergo fertility treatment. This gives Sam an idea for a production and he takes a peak with disastrous results (though it all turns out OK in the end in true romantic comedy style!).
Maybe Baby is clearly an attempt by Elton and his cohorts to create a romcom to rival Richard Curtis / Hugh Grant vehicles such as Notting Hill and Love Actually. Although it arguably doesn't quite have the stamp of class of those films, it is an excellent feature which definitely didn't deserve the panning it received. Like most Elton productions, the supporting cast includes a number of characters who are there just for laughs to counteract the more serious lead plot. Particularly fine in this respect is Tom Hollander as Ewan Proclaimer, a gritty, modern Scottish director who is obsessed by drugs. Another very close-to-the-mark character (no prizes for guessing who) by Ben in an excellent well-made comedy which is well worth seeing.
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This film is about a couple going through the reality of infertility and ivf. I really liked this film as its shows somthing very close to home, it helped me see the funny side of what im going through and it also showed the emotional side of ivf. I feel this helped me think about how it is all making me feel going through it at the moment. A very funny and sad film all in one well worth watching.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some highs and some lows... 26 July 2006
This may not be the best film in British film history, but it definitely covers issues which sadly remain taboo in today's society. Joely Richardson is arguably not in her element in the film, but her complicity with Hugh Laurie is definitely convincing. Hugh Laurie's portrayal of a desperate screenwriter drawing inspiration from his personal experience is touching (if, at times, slightly unrealistic). And Tom Hollander is brilliant. Vulgar, but brilliant. Shame about Emma Thompson, Rowan Atkinson, Joanna Lumley and Dawn French have such small roles, but nevertheless, I think that despite the film's numerous lows, the chemistry between Laurie and Richardson is undeniable, enabling the narration of a truly moving tale.
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1.0 out of 5 stars maybebaby 3 Feb 2014
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I am a regular purchaser of products from amazon and this is the first product that have had issue with. this dvd will not play on UK equipment and so is of no use to me, if i would have known this first i would not have purchased it, i am very disappointed whit this product
regards David Mullins.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Maybe Baby 3 Jan 2014
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its several years old, but its still so so funny! Seeing well known stalwarts of British comedy that are still on screen today, and a certain Hugh Laurie before he obtained worldwide fame through 'House'
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5.0 out of 5 stars wow it open! 20 Feb 2013
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it funny film, very good and cool of Hugh Laurie! Good watched it, I never seen watched it before! 10 yeas ago!
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5.0 out of 5 stars hugh. laurie. 11 Sep 2012
the film is pretty bleak but hugh lauries face is awesome so I'm awarding it 5 stars based solely on hugh lauries face. I love that man
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1.0 out of 5 stars Pants 3 Oct 2009
Some of the worse acting I have seen in quite a while. Actually worth purchasing just to see how badly it can be done.
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