Saturday, November 8, 2008

Baby Mama (2008) PG13 - 3½ Stars

Cast members from Saturday Night Live crew come to screen in this cute little movie about wanting a baby so bad, you'll even seek out a crazy person to carry it for you. Well it didn't actually start out that way and ends even better. All Angie wanted was to be a mom but soon discovers that unless you are carrying the baby yourself, you have little control over the behavior of the bun in the oven. The movie has some funny scenes and it will make you feel for both of the moms

Kate Holbrook (Tina Fey), now 37, has spent her entire adult life being a strong career driven woman and not thinking about a family. But single, and in mid life crisis, she discovers the harsh reality that there's a very small chance of becoming pregnant. Kate wants to be in control of this chapter of her life too and since she's used to getting what she wants, she seeks out a surrogate mother to have the child for her.

Chaffee Bicknell (Sigourney Weaver) runs the surrogacy center and informs Kate of a woman who just became pregnant and asks if Kate is interested. Extremely excited about finding a baby mom, she begins this new chapter of her life of setting up a nursery and buying every book off the shelf that has to do with preparing for a baby. Unfortunately, she is not prepared for the woman showing up at her door with no where else to go.

Enter Angie Ostrowiski (Amy Poehler) and Kate now finds her once perfectly in order life, is turned upside down. She tries to conform Angie into the perfect expecting mom but nothing could be farther from the truth for Angie. This "odd couple" living arrangement brings with it many ups and downs but also proves that families can be made from the oddest of circumstances when true friendships are born.

Universal Pictures Distribution
Director: Michael McCullers
Writers: Michael Goldwyn, Michael McCullers
Producers: John Goldwyn, Lorne Michaels
I viewed 9/08


Reel Whore said...

I really enjoyed this. Love Poehler & Fey. Sadly, my second viewing proved less enjoyable. The jokes don't grow in amusement like they do in some comedies. Still a fun film to check out.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed this movie, so happy that Steve Martin was in it too