Film / Nine Months

Nine Months 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.
  • Baby Factory: Gail has already had three kids and is preparing for a fourth. It's implied that Marty will keep getting her pregnant until she has a boy.
  • But We Used a Condom: Rebecca was on the pill, but that 97% success rate...
  • The Cameo: Crazy Fat Ethel actress Patricia Aldon has a brief scene, but she's unmistakable.
  • Funny Foreigner: Dr. Kosevich, the Russian OB-GYN that Sam and Rebecca keep getting stuck with.
  • Incompetence, Inc.: The hospital in the climax. If all the women in town go into contractions during a full moon, then shouldn't the hospital be better prepared for this? It only happens 12 or 13 times a year after all.
  • Irony: Sam is a therapist whose practice apparently specializes in children, yet has no idea how to raise a kid himself.
  • Not Wanting Kids Is Weird: Samuel's friend Sean seems to enjoy the swinging bachelor life, but later admits to being miserable because he's all alone.
  • The Peter Principle: Dr. Kosevich was originally a successful veterinarian in Russia. After accepting a job in America working with people, it's all too clear that he's in way over his head.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: One of Marty and Gail's daughters reads Harlequin romance novels and acts them out in front of Sam.
  • Volleying Insults:
    Sam: Think, you commie bastard!
    Kosevich: Shut up, you limey prick!
  • Who's Your Daddy?: After meeting with Dr. Kosevich, Samuel does the math and realises that Rebecca would have been impregnated on a day that he was out of town. A false alarm as it turns out that Dr. Kosevich had the computer calibrated for simians for some reason.
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