• PG-13, 1 hr. 39 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Michael McCullers
    In Theaters:
    Apr 25, 2008 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 9, 2008
  • Universal Pictures


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Baby Mama Reviews

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Ali Gray

Baby Mama is far more funny than it has any right to be and boasts a dynamite pairing that shows plenty of promise for the future: here's hoping Fey and Poehler pick something a little less formulaic for their next project.

Full Review Source: TheShiznit.co.uk | Original Score: 3/5

October 14, 2012
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

Fey and Poehler have great chemistry and they truly compliment each other well

Full Review Source: Lyles' Movie Files | Original Score: 7/10

August 28, 2012
Mike Edwards
What Culture

This is one of those terrible terrible creations that just leaves me feeling a little uneasy about the way the film industry works.

Full Review Source: What Culture | Original Score: 2/5

April 8, 2011
Mike Scott

Fey and Pohler are an appealing pair, with Fey's wry, deadpan delivery a perfect complement to Poehler's fearlessly juvenile brand of humor.

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 14, 2009
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

The reason this movie works so well though, is similar to why a good romantic comedy works. The chemistry between the two leads, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler is fantastic.

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 3/4

October 18, 2008
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

I've been majorly disappointed by romantic comedies over the past year or so.

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 5/10

October 18, 2008
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
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Baby Mama adheres fairly closely to the conventions of the studio comedy, although it's never actually predictable, probably because the characters and subject matter are so novel.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

October 18, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Baby Mama quickly and lazily adopts all the annoying attributes of the usual fare.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 4, 2008
Prairie Miller

Austin Powers screen mastermind Michael McCullers is the guy behind this sorta same-sex parenting satire, as SNL's Tina Fey and Amy Poehler do an extreme odd couple for laughs duet, ripping into the burgeoning baby consumer industry.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

September 3, 2008
Des Partridge
Courier Mail (Australia)

It's very much the women's show, and they prove enjoyable company, but there's more sugar than vinegar in the script which is stretched to find laughs.

Full Review Source: Courier Mail (Australia) | Original Score: 3/4

August 29, 2008
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

The film is not exactly original but it is a lot of fun, thanks to the skill with which Fey and Poehler play to one another's strengths.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 29, 2008
Philippa Hawker
The Age (Australia)

An under-achieving, lightweight movie that settles for a few competent gags and doesn't bother to take risks.

Full Review Source: The Age (Australia) | Original Score: 2/4

August 29, 2008
Olly Richards
Empire Magazine Australasia

Fey and Poehler are better than 95 per cent of the innumerable male comedy double acts around at the moment. May they never part, because their work here is an utter joy.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine Australasia | Original Score: 4/5

August 18, 2008
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

This formulaic feelgood romantic comedy delivers everything it promises with a streamlined screenplay about a single professional woman, Kate (Tina Fey) who at 37 is desperate to have a baby and the complications that beset her plans

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

August 14, 2008
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

There are plenty of laughs in this likeable and uplifting comedy that puts its own twist on life, love, relationships and babies.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

August 14, 2008
Derek Malcolm
This is London

With this story, and this cast, the movie ought to have been fun.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 1/5

July 25, 2008
Anthony Quinn

Michael McCullers' script is soft-headed to the point of inanity.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 2/5

July 25, 2008

Sun Online

The film's talented performers are wasted thanks to a weak script.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 2/4

July 25, 2008

Daily Mirror [UK]

It's as much fun as actually eating toddler vomit.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK]

July 25, 2008
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

A lightweight romantic comedy that's to be welcomed, if only for the fact it offers juicy roles to talented writer-actresses Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 3/4

July 25, 2008
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