is a 1995 romantic comedy directed by Chris Columbus
and starring Hugh Grant
and Julianne Moore
. It is the story of Samuel, a self-absorbed child therapist who goes into a panic when his girlfriend discovers that she's pregnant.
This film contains examples of:
- Babies Make Everything Better: Played with, in that initially, Sam's life seems to be spinning out of control after Rebecca becomes pregnant, but ultimately, becoming a father forces him to grow up.
- Funny Foreigner: Dr. Kosevich, the Russian OB-GYN that Sam and Rebecca keep getting stuck with.
- Irony: Sam is a therapist whose practice apparently specializes in children, yet has no idea how to raise a kid himself.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: One of Marty and Gail's daughters reads Harlequin romance novels and acts them out in front of Sam.