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|Directed by||Chris Columbus|
|Music by||Hans Zimmer|
Stephen E. Rivkin
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
Nine Months is a 1995 romantic comedy film directed by Chris Columbus. It stars Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, Tom Arnold, Joan Cusack, Jeff Goldblum, and Robin Williams. The movie is a US remake of the French movie Neuf mois and served as Grant's first US starring role. It was filmed on location in the San Francisco Bay Area. The original music score was composed by Hans Zimmer.
Child psychologist Samuel Faulkner (Hugh Grant) has an ideal romance with ballet teacher Rebecca Taylor (Julianne Moore). Rebecca is thinking about marriage and children. Samuel is against the idea of marriage as he is happy with how things are between them. This all changes when Rebecca declares she is pregnant and when questioned by Samuel about her birth control she replies birth control is only 97% time effective. His fears mount due to his encounters with overbearing couple Marty (Tom Arnold) & Gail (Joan Cusack) and their unruly daughters, as well as the confusing advice he gets from his perpetually single artist friend (Jeff Goldblum). They meet their Doctor Kosevich (Robin Williams) who happens to be Russian. Samuel is confused and unsure about what to do. Feeling neglected Rebecca leaves him and moves in with Marty and Gail. Samuel tries to contact her but she does not respond. When a girl makes a move on Samuel he declines saying he's not ready to move on yet. When he sees an ultrasound of his soon-to-be-born son, he decides that it is time to take responsibility before it is too late. He sells his Porsche buys a family van and gets back together with Rebecca. He marries her and they have the baby together.
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- Hugh Grant as Samuel Faulkner
- Julianne Moore as Rebecca Taylor-Faulkner
- Robin Williams as Dr. Kosevich
- Mia Cottet as Lili
- Tom Arnold as Marty Dwyer
- Joan Cusack as Gail Dwyer
- Jeff Goldblum as Sean Fletcher
- Joey Simmrin as Truman
- Ashley Johnson as Shannon Dwyer
- Alexa Vega as Molly Dwyer
- Aislin Roche as Patsy Dwyer
- Zelda Williams as Little Girl No. 3 in Ballet Class
- Charles Martinet as Arnie
- Kristin Davis as Tennis Attendant
Roger Ebert gave the film two stars, saying, "Nine Months is one of those movies where the outcome is abundantly clear to everyone but the hero, who remains in the hapless position of playing dumb because, if he didn't, there wouldn't be a plot."
- "Baby, I Love You"
- "Turn Back the Hands of Time"
- Written by Bonnie F. Thompson and Jack Daniels
- Performed by Tyrone Davis
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- Nine Months at the Internet Movie Database
- Nine Months at AllMovie
- Nine Months at the TCM Movie Database
- Nine Months at Rotten Tomatoes