As part of a fertility research project, a male scientist agrees to carry a pregnancy in his own body.
Release Year: 1994
Rating: 4.4/10 (28,076 voted)
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Emma Thompson
Alex Hesse and Larry Arbogast are working on a new drug which will reduce the chances of a woman's body rejecting an embryo and thus causing a miscarriage. When their research funding is withdrawn, and human experimentation is denied to them, they decide to test the drug by breifly impregnating Hesse. Hesse however becomes attached to "his" unborn baby.
Writers: Kevin Wade, Chris Conrad
Dr. Alex Hesse
Dr. Larry Arbogast
Dr. Diana Reddin
Casitas Madres Receptionist
Nothing is inconceivable
Release Date: 23 November 1994
Filming Locations: 2552 Hyde Street, San Francisco, California, USA
Did You Know?
Arnold Schwarzenegger spent time in doctors' waiting rooms to learn how pregnant people behave.
When Alex pushes Noah Banes into a stack of shelves, equipment is knocked to the floor and a leg is broken off the stack of shelves. The next shot shows the equipment is in different positions and there are another two legs broken off the shelves.
[Dr. Reddin has found out Alex is carrying her baby]
Dr. Diana Reddin:
Why should I be upset! You lie to me. You… STEAL from me. You engage in a utterly selfish, IMMORAL, arrogant stunt without any regard for my feelings whatsoever. What am I supposed to be, grateful? This is just SO MALE!
Silly but fun
Arnold Schwarzenegger gets pregnant. That's about it. The premise is
ridiculous, the twists and turns in the plot are mind-bogglingly stupid and
every joke is predictable and hammered at you–but I still like this film!
The script does have it's moments, but the performances really carry this
Arnie is suprisingly very funny when he becomes pregnant (when asks DeVito
in all seriousness "Does my body disgust you?" I broke up); DeVito is just
along for the ride but is good–he's the straight man to Arnie; Emma
Thompson is just gorgeous, very funny and full of life as a clumsy
scientist. Also Judy Collins (yes, the singer) pops up looking radiant as
the head of a center for pregnant women. Everything looks wonderful and the
film is slickly made to cater the the audience. I usually hate films like
that, but this worked. The only bad part is Pamela Reed–she's a wonderful
actress and comediene but she's shamefully underused–she doesn't get any
good funny scenes till the end. Also, where else will you see Arnie in a
It's a one joke film. Is it a good film? No. Do I like it? Very much.
Call it a guilty favorite.
One complaint–at 2 hours it's too long. Couldn't it have been trimmed a