Sunday, 15 March 2009

Maybe Baby

Ah, at last, a film in this review marathon that I didn't enjoy! You lot that recommended movies are too damn nice. You recommended to me films that you genuinely enjoyed and wanted my opinion on, and so, generally, these films were fairly good. Leave it to my better half to foinaly siggest a film thta I found boring, predictable, tasteless in an unfunny way and self important where importance is certainly not due.

Sam and Lucy Bell are a married couple who seem to have it all. Good looks, successful careers and an enthusiastic love life. The only thing they lack is the one thing they want most, a baby. They try everything in their efforts to get pregnant. New Age chanting, acupuncture, creative lovemaking, but all this hectic schedule achieves is them finding themselves getting more tired. Ovulation charts soon replace spontaneity, when the couple reluctantly put themselves in the hands of medical professionals. At the same time, as Sam comes to find his job increasingly unfulfilling, he sets his sights on writing a screenplay, but writer's block strikes. Encouraged to 'look within' by his hippie friend Druscilla, Sam is inspired. He will write a comedy about a couple trying for a baby! But Lucy is horrified at the idea, and forbids him to tell their story. Sam and Lucy's love for each other, the most important thing they both have, is truly put to the test.

Don't worry, I haven't gone soft on you, I purposely wrote that to sound corny, and like a soundbite, because that's all the film is. A big soundbite from all the films just like this. "Oooh, I love you, but you annoy me, and we can't have a baby, and you did something wrong, oh maybe we broke up but it's all OK now because we sorted it out somehow".

It's not worth the hour and a half for about 4 laughs.


1 comment:

  1. As the recommender of this film I feel somewhat embarrassed that it got a bad review.

    However even though I loved this film at the time having watched the trailer again. I have realised how predictable this movie is.

    However it is a rom-com and maybe you shouldnt expect unpredictability from a rom com

    From memory I found this funny and slightly moving, but I may be looking at this through glasses so tinted with rose I cant really see this movie for what it is.

    I haven't watched the whole ,movie again but i found the trailer only chcuckle worthy when, the first time I watched this film I liked it

    VIRDICT - Youy should of reviewed Casablanca instead(another film i suggested) truely charming film .