Nine Months

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Nine Months
Nine months.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Chris Columbus
Produced by Michael Barnathan
Anne François
Mark Radcliffe
Chris Columbus
Screenplay by Patrick Braoudé
Chris Columbus
Story by Patrick Braoudé
Daniel Russo
Starring Hugh Grant
Julianne Moore
Tom Arnold
Joan Cusack
Jeff Goldblum
Robin Williams
Music by Hans Zimmer
Cinematography Donald McAlpine
Edited by Raja Gosnell
Stephen E. Rivkin
Production
  company
1492 Pictures
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s)
  • July 14, 1995 (1995-07-14)
Running time 103 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $138,510,230[1]

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.

Plot[edit]

Child psychologist Samuel Faulkner's (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.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

The film was poorly received by critics. Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 28% based on 25 reviews.[2]

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."[3]

Box office[edit]

The movie debuted at #3 at the box office behind Apollo 13 and Under Siege 2: Dark Territory with $12.5 million in its opening weekend.[4] Nine Months went on to gross $138.5 million worldwide.

Soundtrack[edit]

  • "These Are the Days"
  • "Turn Back the Hands of Time"
    • Written by Bonnie F. Thompson and Jack Daniels
    • Performed by Tyrone Davis

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nine Months". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  2. ^ "Nine Months". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Ebert, Roger (1995-07-12). "Review: Nine Months". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  4. ^ Dutka, Elaine (1995-07-18). "Weekend Box Office : 'Under Siege' Opens in No. 2 Spot". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-01-13. 

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