Hollywood's baby boom continues on the big screen. While we anxiously await the births of the Jolie-Pitt babies, Tinseltown has delivered yet another movie that deals with motherhood. Heather Graham stars in Miss Conception, a flick about a woman obsessed with having a child. As the character's biological clock ticks, she makes desperate attempts to find a potential papa to impregnate her — even if it means pretending to rent her apartment to lure men to her lair or attending funerals to take advantage of grieving guys. Knocked Up, Juno and Baby Mama were all huge hits, do you think there's room for more babycentric movies or have you tired of the tot topic?
For many women, the idea of a constantly ticking biological clock is stressful at best, downright irritating at worst. Yet when it's handled well, the "single woman planning a family" movie schtick can be pretty fun to watch (see box office smash hit Baby Mama for the most recent example).
On the other hand, it can be pretty painful when it's handled poorly — and I'm guessing that's what's happening with Miss Conception, which stars Heather Graham as a British woman (yep, she's sporting an accent in this movie) who discovers she has one egg left — and it will be gone in two weeks. Huh. I'm not sure this is even plausible, much less a worthwhile premise on which to build a quirky, slapstick comedy around . . . and yet, here we are.
Does a British-accented Heather Graham desperately trying to get herself pregnant via lots of sex look like a good time to you? I may be surprised, but I don't have high hopes for this one. The movie's set for release on June 6. To take a look at this trailer for yourself and tell me what you think, read more