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.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Comedy,Drama
- Run Time: 104min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 08/24/2001
- DVD Release Date: 04/09/2002
- Distributor(s): USA
Gilbert De la Pena
- Themes: Nothing Goes Right,Parenthood,Race Against Time,Crumbling Marriages,Foibles of Marriage,Thirtysomething Life
- Tone: Bittersweet,Bright,Easygoing,Humorous,Quirky,Racy,Springlike,Talky
boss [employer], fertility, nurse, obstetrician, pregnancy, relationship
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (08-24-2001)
- Language: English