Ill-Conceived?


Friday brings “Friends with Kids,” about buddies (Jennifer Westfeldt and Adam Scott) who decide to have a kid together while dating others. It’s not the weirdest way of bringing a child into the world that we’ve seen, thanks to these other films.

Junior (1994)

Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a scientist who agrees to carry a pregnancy to term even though he’s uterus-deprived. At least there’s no paternity test needed.

Eraserhead (1976)

A woman gives birth to a mutant who never stops crying. Normally, this would mean colic; since it’s a David Lynch film, it means things get much worse and much weirder.

Father of the Bride Part II (1995)

Steve Martin becomes a grandpa — and a dad again, because his wife (Diane Keaton) gets knocked up around the same time as his daughter (Kimberly Williams). At least they could have a double baby shower.

3 Men and a Baby (1987)

This movie skips all the problems of pregnancy by having the baby magically appear on the doorstep of Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson’s home. Surprisingly, putting up with Steve Guttenberg IS easier than labor!

Waitress (2007)

Keri Russell’s character gets pregnant the old-fashioned way, but the real fun of this movie is that pie becomes the only thing you want. It’s a nice way for men to experience pregnancy-level cravings. For tasty, tasty pie.

Kristen Page-Kirby covers film for The Washington Post Express.
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