Dudley Moore stars as Rob, a TV reporter married to a dedicated career woman. As a result, they rarely spend time together and he falls for a cellist. When she becomes pregnant, Rob decides to marry her?but when he decides... more » to tell his wife, she tells him she?s pregnant. He secretly marries the cellist and has a busy time taking care of both wives and keeping them from discovering the truth. Stars Dudley Moore (Arthur), Amy Irving (TV's "Alias"), Ann Reinking (All That Jazz) and Richard Mulligan (TV's "Soap").« less
Kurt A. Johnson | North-Central Illinois, USA | 05/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Micki & Maude is the story of Rob Salinger (Dudley Moore) a television reporter with one desire - children. His wife, Micki (Ann Reinking), is a successful attorney who does not want children to interfere with her career. And then, Rob meets Maude (Amy Irving), a musician who wants children as much as Rob. They begin an affair, and when she becomes pregnant, Rob vows to divorce Micki. When about to confront Micki, she surprises him by telling him that she is pregnant, and has decided to give up her career to devote herself to the child. And now, what does Rob do, when he wants to do right by both women, why marry them both!What follows is a humorous run-around, as Rob tried to juggle two wives. As one would expect, things come to a head, and pain is unavoidable. [Color, created in 1984, with a running time of 118 minutes.]I found this story incredibly bittersweet, with Dudley Moore providing a sensitive performance that forces you to love him in spite of what you think of his actions. It is pleasantly funny, without being irreverent, which is the movie's strength. The movie is rated PG-13, most likely due to the subject matter, but there is very little objectionable in this movie. I recommend this movie wholeheartedly."
Bigamy with a big heart
Melinda Kinnaird | Hot Springs, AR USA | 08/31/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've loved this movie for years! It's touching and funny and a great film if you want to just enjoy a funny movie. All actors are outstanding, and Moore, Irving and Reinking really show the heart as well as the humor."
"You're my woman...and I'm your man "
todd rich | hickory, nc United States | 12/11/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Sorry, if you missed the humor in my review title. It's actually a quote from the film itself. And I don't memorize line from movies, unless they've really made some kind of impression , on me. "Micki and Maude" was impressionable , because it's hilarious. Not hilarious, like "The Jerk", or "Dumb and Dumber". It's not that kind of film. Rather it's hilarious, in the sense of it's dry wit and added humor ,into everyday life situations. Not overplayed or over the top. Hollywood doesn't make too many films like this anymore and that makes "Micki and Maude" , even more enjoyable. This is one of those ,little ,jewels, of a film , that has escaped the popularity and credit , that it's worth. I originally , saw "Micki and Maude" , back in the 80's , on HBO. I was a huge Dudley Moore fan , and so that was the initial appeal , and he's very funny as the story's leading character ( Rob ). I'm also a huge Blake Edwards fan , and this story is exemplirary of his directing and hilarious writing skills. Richard Mulligan also adds to this hilarious farce about a married man ( Dudley Moore ) , who falls for an ambitious , talented and very beautiful younger woman ( played by Amy Irving ). Things get complicated , as Rob ( Dudley Moore) tries to cover it up , from his wife and tries to keep his wife a secret from his mistress. If that sounds tricky , add the fact that he's madly in love with both and gets them both pregnant , at the same time. By today's Hollywood standards , this film would never get the greenlight. Simply because the formula of the script is entirely too murky. However , this film proves that with a wonderful script , director, and cast , that it is possible to make a highly entertaining film with this type of material. Moreover, " Micki and Maude " is a quaint little film , that harbors alot of it's storyline with chauvenistic themes. But who else can make this theme, more humor filled than Dudley Moore ? I've seen this film, countless times and I enjoy it even more, as I get older. A very funny film , to see on a lazy Sunday afternoon."
A comedy about bigamy with a BIG heart
Mr. Cairene | Cairo, Egypt | 04/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you don't believe a comedy about bigamy can be made without making one or all of the characters unsympathetic you're in for a big surprise here. The description of this movie's plot doesn't do it justice, on paper this sounds like it woud be either a morose character drama or an all out farce with card board cut-outs for characters. This is a very warm film. The French director Loius Malle once made a film made a film called Murmer of The Heart 1971 where he got the audience not only accepting incest, but seeing as a natural progression of the events on screen. Blake Edward's achivement here is just as great, with the help of the wonderful Dudley Moore he is able to win the audience's sympathy for his lead character Rob Salinger. As played by Moore he is a man so sincere in his love for both women, and his desire for children, that you feel guilty questioning his judgement. Every scene in the film is like a delicious little snack, each with its own setup, emotional center and punchline. Take for example the wonderful early scene when Rob first meets Maude the cellist as part of his report on the Cambodian symphony(he also does stories on underwear for animals and nudists' right to bare arms) and we discover how correspondents really do their interviews. Or the scene where he meets her father, suffice to say he is not what Rob had in mind. Continuing the metaphor, I guess the inspired climax in the hospital makes for a great desert. The film does drag a bit after that, but there are complex issues the film has to resolve here. Edwards never lets any of his characters become caricatures, or take take any short cuts . Indeed you'll always be wondering how on earth he's going to manage to end this thing. I do thing the ending is too clever, and ofcourse in real life there would have been more heartbreak, but thats not something the audience is going to stand for. Micki+Maude is one of the best and most original comedies of the 1980s, if nothing else its worth watching for Moore's wonderful performance. Its a wonderful film."
The heartwarming topic of bigamy
MortensOrchid | Cleveland, OH | 07/10/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I picked up this movie after not seeing it in nearly 20 years. I didn't understand it then, being just as kid, and I still don't understand it now as an adult.
Dudley Moore made a career out of playing lovable, everyman characters who have human foibles (alcoholism for example). In this case it was infidelity. Dudley plays Rob, a man married to Micki, a powerhouse attorney who is not ready for (nor seems to want) children despite his wants. Loosing his interest because his wife doesn't share his same wants, Rob begins an affair with a cellist named Maude. Maude seems sweet and ernest, and she wants children just as much as Rob does. Maude discovers that she is pregnant, and Rob decides that he is going to leave Micki for the woman who is willing to have a family with him. When he is about to tell Micki this, Micki surprises him by telling him that she too is pregnant. Rob, in a series of screwball comic antics (it is a Blake Edwards movie, after all), is dashing in between the two women, living a double life as a husband to both women. In an inevitable coincidence, both Micki and Maude give birth in the same hospital on the same day, and his double life is discovered.
Bigamy is not funny, even if Blake Edwards is making a movie about how hilarious it can be. As an adult, I have had the privilage of seeing firsthand how infidelity has hurt both men and women, not to mention children. It's irresponsible and self centered. Rob is certainly not a typical bigamist, who is using and abusing women to support himself financially, not caring if any children are produced from the unions, then moves on to the next unsuspecting victim in another city. He seems to really love both of them. But, he's a coward. If he was a stand up guy, he would have done the right thing and ended one or both of the relationships. End of story.
And that ending? WTF is with that ending?! I can understand that both of the women, despite being shattered by his deception, would want to see him at least a few more times. And being that they both had children by him, despite his deception, he does have a right to see his kids if he wants to. But we see both women moving on in their careers (Micki as a judge, Maude as a concert cellist), and Rob is in the park with a bunch of kids running around him calling him Daddy?!?! What does that mean?! They both continue to see him, both have more kids with him, but HE takes care of them!?!?!? I gave this 2 stars for the comic antics only that pulled a few laughs here and there, but otherwise it deserved 1 based on that ending."