Baby Mama

From the desk of The Movie Snob
Baby Mama (B). I enjoyed this Odd Couple-ish story about Kate, a successful but single and childless executive (Tina Fey, Mean Girls), who hires a white-trash gal named Angie (Amy Poehler, Blades of Glory) to be a surrogate mother for her. The culture clash yields plenty of laughs, and there are many, many great supporting roles: Steve Martin (Bowfinger) as the old-hippie head of the organic-foods company Kate works for, Sigourney Weaver (The Village) as the off-kilter head of a surrogate-mother agency, Romany Malco (The 40-Year Old Virgin) as Kate’s doorman, and Dax Shepard (TV’s Parenthood) as Angie’s dim-witted common-law husband Carl. As a lawyer, I particularly enjoyed a courtroom scene in which Angie and Carl both struggle to address the judge with the proper decorum. I recommend it, but it’s not for the kids. (Note the PG-13 rating.)
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5 comments on “Baby Mama

  1. […] Stranger Than Fiction). Caught between them is savvy, saucy reporter Roxanne Ritchi (Tina Fey, Baby Mama). But what would happen if Megamind unexpectedly won one of his epic battles with Metro Man? I […]

  2. […] a bad sign for a movie that’s only 83 minutes long. Paul Rudd (Role Models) and Amy Poehler (Baby Mama) play Joel and Molly, who are out having dinner with another couple (cute Ellie Kemper from TV’s […]

  3. […] No comedies really knocked my socks off this year. Forced to pick one, I’d probably go with Baby Mama, starring the ubiquitous and talented Tina Fey. I also got some decent laughs out of Role Models […]

  4. […]  (D).  Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (both from Baby Mama) reteam for a lewd, crude comedy about two sisters who throw a party at their childhood home after […]

  5. […] and poignant, this is the story of the very dysfunctional Hoover family. The dad (Greg Kinnear, Baby Mama) is obsessed with getting a book deal based on his nine-step self-help program for turning losers […]

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