April (Hunt) is a quiet high-school teacher who is desperate for a baby. When her adpotive parents die, her birth mother - the host of a trashy daytime chat show - shows up to 'care' for her.
“I wanna baby. It’s like being hungry, or having to pee.” So says teacher April (Hunt), while wavering between useless hubbie Ben (Broderick) and neurotic single father Frank (Firth). This is a decidedly mature comedy drama, with Hunt on form both as director and star. It’s refreshing to see an actress so content to look her age - not so Bette Midler, who provides the laughs as April’s vain talkshow host mother. There’s food for thought in the pregnancy plot, although the narrative drags its heels towards a misty-eyed conclusion. And casting Salman Rushdie as a doctor is too distracting for words.
Theres food for thought in the pregnancy plot, although the narrative drags its heels towards a misty-eyed conclusion.