Baby on Board is a straight-to-DVD romantic comedy that would embarrass
Hudson and McConaughey, thus opening up the lead roles to their second-rate
doppelgangers, Heather Graham and Jerry O'Connell. The obligatory wisecracking
sidekick is played by John Corbett, who is the second-rate Edward Burns, who in
turn is the second-rate Ben Affleck, which would either make Corbett the third
or fourth rate Affleck, depending on the proper celebrity math. Either way it
ain't good, considering that Affleck himself is a few "rates" shy of the big
In a nutshell:
Bin Laden has made better films than this.
Not only are his films better, but they are both funnier and more romantic.
Moreover, bin Laden makes his films for a few bucks. This film had Heather
Graham and an eight million dollar budget, and didn't seem to know what to do
The entire comic premise, such as it is, hinges on the false impressions that
usually form the basis for bad comedy. Graham and Jerry O'Connell play a power
couple. Yes, Heather plays an executive VP. She was probably cast by the same
people who gave us Denise Richards as a nuclear physicist. O'Connell plays a
high-powered lawyer, and the two of them have a great relationship, and for that
matter a great life, but everything goes haywire when she gets pregnant. He
thinks she must have been cheating on him, because he always double-bagged the
condoms. She thinks he must be cheating on her, because ... er ... the script
requires her to do so.
It's just annoying from start to finish.
Just one other point. Lara Flynn Boyle is in this in a minor role and I just
noticed that she must have a larger head than Keith Olbermann, Warren Burger, or
Tip O'Neill. And those guys all have large bodies, while Lara's head is
essentially stuck on top of a broomstick.