A single man faces the terrifying prospect of seeing his carefree life dashed by a visit from the stork in this comedy. Samuel Falkner (Hugh Grant) is a child psychiatrist who has no kids of his own and doesn't want any, which leaves him a bit shaken when his girlfriend of five years, Rebecca Taylor (Julianne Moore) announces that she's pregnant. Suddenly, Samuel is plagued by paranoid fantasies about how marriage and fatherhood will change his life, which are not at all soothed by frequent visits from Rebecca's chronically-pregnant friend Gail Dwyer (Joan Cusack) and her half-bright lummox of a husband, Marty (Tom Arnold). Too selfish to deal with Rebecca's needs, Samuel parts company with her and takes a last stab at playing the field, but when he sees an ultrasound of his soon-to-be-born son, he decides that it's time to face his responsibilities before it's too late. Nine Months also features Robin Williams in a small role as Dr. Kosevich, an ob-gyn with a weak grasp of the English language. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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I applaud director Chris Columbus for keeping the spirit behind this film alive for so long, but when everyone else goes the way of sexual humor and bathroom jokes, there is only so much you can do. I miss this type of comedy. I used to watch it over and over again, never getting enough of Robin Williams and Tom Arnold (is that blasphemy now?). They were comic geniuses at the peak of their careers. Everything just seemed to fit into place with this film. The story was unique and personable, the humor was a cut above and the characters well the characters were decent. Overall, I was still impressed with this film. While it didnt quite carry the same punch as it did when I watched it in 1995, it did make want to revisit some of Robin Williams' older films and laugh like I did when I was young. This is my golden years of Hollywood, and it is good to see that years later, pulled from a Video Store vault, that it still has some of its momentum remaining.