Baby Mama Reviews
Two hilarious female actors put into a surrogate film? How could this not be funny? That is what I said going into the movie. This movie was just rushed and the jokes fall flat most of the time. You would expect a Fey-Pohler movie to be great, but it isn't. They are hilarious, this movie isn't.
The story deals with surrogacy, and the issues that new types of reproduction technology introduce into age-old human relationships. There's an unnecessary romantic subplot shoe-horned in the narrative, as well (it's virtually against the law to not include one, right?), but the majority of the comedy results from the relationship between Tina's straight-laced career woman, and Amy's not-so-straight-laced character. It's all ridiculous and absurd, and I enjoyed ever minute of it. The ending falters a bit, in its efforts to give everyone a happy resolution, but the movie overall is a solid comedy.
Tina Fey is in my opinion one of the funniest women out there. A writer of 'Saturday Night Live', she has proven us that she can make hilarious comedy. 'Baby Mama' is not written by her, here she only concentrates on the acting.
Romany Malco ('Weeds') steals most of the scenes that he is in. The chemistry between the actors is good. Tina Fey, Greg Kinnear and Amy Poehler do a good job in the leads but it just happens to be that the supporting cast prove to be the funniest parts of the movie. Steve Martin as the strange hippy executive is too odd to even understand! But it works...
'Baby Mama' is a cute, somewhat funny but instantly forgettable comedy. The script fails to deliver memorable scenes. The film would've worked much better if it had concentrated only on the two lead women but of course the filmmakers had to add a sugary ending to the movie.
the laughs are common and consistant throughout the movie with a pretty decent plot and storyline ! with great comedy acting by tina fey and amy poehler!!
Tina Fey plays a business womman who soon realises that her job has taken over her life and she decides she wants babys however she soon finds out shes unable to have babys so she decides to pay someone to be a surrogate who is played by Amy Poeler but her and her bf are only in it for the money!
This movie is great and interesting and different things pop up throughout the movie really good movie and worth a watch!!
A successful, single businesswoman who dreams of having a baby discovers she is infertile and hires a working class woman to be her unlikely surrogate.
Baby Mama has a number of cute moments rolled into what is ultimately a very unfocused, messy movie. The plot is very simple, Kate (Fey) is a career woman who desperately wants to have a baby. She finds that getting pregnant the usual way is nearly impossible, so she seeks out a surrogate, Angie (Poehler) through an agency. The movie basically follows the predictable, if still funny, "odd couple" formula.
Fey is very winning, and Poehler is a skilled comedian. Both do an excellent job of taking an average script and rising above it. Sigourney Weaver is amusing in a smaller part, Steve Martin also has some funny moments. Maura Tierney, Holland Taylor and Greg Kinnear are all given very little to do, and are wasted in their roles.
In short, this is a movie that was nice to rent, but left me wanting something more. The ending is kind of ridiculous, and feels out of place given the tone of the rest of the movie.