Baby on Board
A romantic comedy so unfunny and so unromantic that Hudson and McConaughey
probably passed on it, allowing the leads to be taken by their second-rate
counterparts, Heather Graham and Jerry O'Connell. The wisecracking sidekick is
played by John Corbett, who is the second-rate Eddie Burns, who in turn is the
second-rate Ben Affleck, which would either make Corbett the third or fourth
rate Affleck, depending on the proper celebrity math.
Bin Laden has made better films than this.
Moreover, bin Laden makes his films for a few bucks, and this one had a
budget of eight million dollars.
The entire comic premise, such as it is, hinges on the usual false
impressions. Heather Graham and Jerry O'Connell play a power couple. They have
a great relationship and a great life, but everything goes haywire when she
gets pregnant. He thinks she must have been cheating on him, because he always
double-bagged the condoms. She thinks he must be cheating on her, because ...
er ... the script requires her to do so.
It's just annoying from start to finish.
Just one other point. Lara Flynn Boyle is in this in a minor role and I
just noticed that she must have a larger head than Keith Olbermann, Warren
Burger, or Tip
O'Neill. And those guys have large bodies, while Lara's head is
essentially stuck on top of a broomstick.
No nudity from Heather Graham, but another
Heather (Prete) gets topless.