DirectorHugh Laurie, Ben Elton Initial DVD releaseApril 9, 2002 Duration LanguageEnglish
Release dateUnited Kingdom
2 June 2000
24 August 2001 WriterBen Elton (novel), Ben Elton Initial releaseJune 2, 2000 (United Kingdom) CastJoely Richardson (Lucy Bell), Matthew Macfadyen (Nigel), Hugh Laurie (Sam Bell), Adrian Lester (George), Yasmin Bannerman (Melinda), Joanna Lumley (Shiela) Similar moviesMad Max: Fury Road, Jupiter Ascending, Frozen, Knock Knock, Pitch Perfect 2, The Wolf of Wall Street
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Maybe Baby is a 2000 British comedy film starring Hugh Laurie and Joely Richardson. It was written and directed by Ben Elton, based upon his novel Inconceivable.
Sam Bell (Laurie) and wife Lucy (Richardson) are a married couple struggling for a baby, having tried everything they can think of to improve their chances of conceiving. At the same time, Sam begins to find his job (as a commissioning editor of drama at the BBC) increasingly unfulfilling. While he resolves to write his own screenplay, he begins to suffer writer's block. The idea dawns upon him to write about his own predicament, something to which Lucy objects strongly. He uses her diary entries to help him achieve authenticity, and the film is a success. Lucy finds out about the film and, shocked, leaves Sam. Eventually they reconcile and at the end of the story are still trying for a baby.
It marks the second time Hugh Laurie and Joely Richardson have starred in the same film - the first was 101 Dalmatians (although they shared no scenes).
Hugh Laurie as Sam Bell
Joely Richardson as Lucy Bell
Matthew Macfadyen as Nigel
Adrian Lester as George
Yasmin Bannerman as Melinda
Joanna Lumley as Sheila
Rachael Stirling as Joanna
Dave Thompson as Dave the Comedian
Emma Thompson as Druscilla
James Purefoy as Carl Phipps
Tom Hollander as Ewan Proclaimer
Rowan Atkinson as Mr. James
Kelly Reilly as Nimnh
Dawn French as Charlene
The Buddy Holly title song is performed by Paul McCartney and co-produced by McCartney and Jeff Lynne, who presumably play all the instruments between them - see "Maybe Baby" (song).
"I Don't Wanna Fight", a song from Westlife's self-titled debut album, is played in the last part of the movie.
Melanie C's song, "Suddenly Monday", also appears on the soundtrack, alongside tracks by Roxy Music, Lene Marlin, Atomic Kitten, Elvis Costello and the Attractions, George Michael and Madness.
Laurie co-wrote and performed the humorous blues song, "Sperm Test in the Morning".
Rotten Tomatoes reported a 46% approval rating with an average rating of 5.1/10 based on 28 reviews.
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