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Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

Summary: A comedy-drama about best friends - one a straight woman, Abbie, the other a gay man, Robert - who decide to have a child together. Five years later, Abbie falls in love with a straight man and wants to move away with her and Robert's little boy Sam, and a nasty custody battle ensues.
Runtime: 108 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, sexual content, partial nudity and language.
Production: Paramount Pictures
Genres: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Languages: English, French
Home Release Date: Aug 29, 2000
Director Credit
John Schlesinger Director
Writer Credit
Tom Ropelewski Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Madonna Abbie Reynolds
Rupert Everett Robert Whittaker
Cast Credit
Benjamin Bratt Ben Cooper
Fran Bennett Judge Tracey Bennett
Illeana Douglas Elizabeth Ryder
John Carroll Lynch Abbie's Lawyer
Josef Sommer Richard Whittaker
Lynn Redgrave Helen Whittaker
Malcolm Stumpf Sam
Mark Valley Cardiologist
Michael Vartan Kevin Lasater
Neil Patrick Harris David
Ricki Lopez Angel
Stacy Edwards Finn
Suzanne Krull Annabel
Producer Credit
Gary Lucchesi Executive Producer
Leslie Dixon Producer
Lewis Manilow Executive Producer
Linne Radmin Producer
Marcus Viscidi Co-Producer
Meredith Zamsky Associate Producer
Richard S. Wright Co-Producer
Ted Tannebaum Executive Producer
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