Nine Months

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +3 1/2

Content: -2

Samuel Taylor (Hugh Grant) is living the perfect life, or so he thinks. His practice as a child psychiatrist is thriving. He has just bought the cherry red porsche he wants, and he is celebrating five years with Rebecca (Julianne Moore), his live-in girl friend. However, after a chance meeting with Marty and Gail Dwyer (Tom Arnold and Joan Cusack) and their three curiously busy children, Samuel's life begins to change. The meeting with the Dwyers makes Rebecca realize her desire for a family and a marital commitment. But Samuel doesn't seem to be ready. Then Rebecca becomes pregnant. The remainder of this outrageously funny film focuses on Samuel's fear of responsibility and the choices he must make. Robin Williams as a confused and inexperienced Russian obstetrician and Jeff Goldblum as the regretfully single friend of Samuel add to the hilarity. NINE MONTHS is a refreshing look at the joy of children and the nine months leading up to their birth. Married couples will no doubt appreciate its hilarious situations.

Although abortion is mentioned as an option, it is not pursued by Rebecca and Samuel. Instead, a sonogram of the baby is shown and his beating heart becomes the center of focus. What a blessing to see this wonder on the big screen. What a joy to see life chosen instead of flippantly destroyed. Woven throughout NINE MONTHS is sometimes questionable humor and many obscenities and profanities. There are also many blunders, crude discussions and jokes about the human anatomy, childbirth and sex. There is also one chaotic scene in the delivery room complete with fist fight, name calling and some rather compromising childbirth shots. With the driving force of NINE MONTHS being the joy of parenthood it is too bad the offensive language and sexual innuendos are added to qualify it for a PG-13 rating instead of PG.

Preview Reviewer: Sherry Oswald
20th Century Fox Film Corp., 10201 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (22) times - Mild 3, Moderate 19

Obscene Language: Many (45) times (f-word 3, s-word 22, other 20)

Profanity: Many (16) times - Regular 8 (G-d, J, JC), Exclamatory 8

Violence: Few times - Moderate (two fist fights; biker hit by car)

Sex: None but implied twice (bedroom scene, no nudity)

Nudity: None, but near nudity few times (man in boxers, girls in short skirts; woman in labor and man video taping childbirth)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Many times (man's hand on woman's buttocks; discussions of bodily functions, birth control, and men's and women's anatomy; suggestive dance)

Drugs: Few times (social drinking)

Other: Abortion mentioned but not considered; unmarried ucouple living together treated as normal

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Intended Audience: Adults

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