• 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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Jens S

Super Reviewer

April 21, 2008
Comedy about a woman in her late 30s considering all possibilities to become a mother and ending up with a rather unusual surrogate mum. The chemistry between Fey and Poehler is one of the film's strongest points. Fey also brings some of her "30Rock" humor into this, although not nearly enough to make it an outrageously funny film. That doesn't mean there isn't plenty to smirk about and a few really great laughs. While the ending may not be entirely unpredictable, it's still fun to see the two lead actresses (and quite a few stars in minor roles) make their way there. Entertaining and sweet, but could have used a little more of the callous humor of its best scenes.
DreamExtractor
DreamExtractor

Super Reviewer

August 15, 2011
It was okay, funny but nothing great, so I give it 3 stars.
Matt G

Super Reviewer

January 22, 2011
Kate: My avatar's dressed like a whore!

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.
movieguru12
movieguru12

Super Reviewer

April 24, 2008
This movie was extremelly funny,and had touching moments in it too!!! Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were hilarious and Greg Kinnear was amazing as well :) :) :) Just the cutest movie with the greatest pairing of the greatest SNL hosts :)
MissMorganLeee
MissMorganLeee

Super Reviewer

January 8, 2011
SNL duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler make a very predictable, cheap but entertaining movie. No real worth, NOT a must see but if your bored at a new years eve party as I was, and your friend doesnt have cable and youve never see it, Watch it for fun. Fey and Poehler are always entertaining if you can get over their sometimes and unrealistic rants....
Richard C

Super Reviewer

June 25, 2010
it was okay. there were some funny parts. it's not a bad movie but it's not anything special and can be skipped. C+
Lewis C

Super Reviewer

April 22, 2008
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are the glue that holds Baby Mama together. With two less likable funny-women, or two actresses that lack their chemistry, it wouldn't be nearly as funny as it is. 

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.  
Jani H

Super Reviewer

January 7, 2010
"I just don't like your uterus..."

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.
KJ P

Super Reviewer

January 13, 2010
It was funny, but that's about all I can say! The saturday night live couple handle this project with just the right amount of energy!
James A

Super Reviewer

October 20, 2009
I'm pretty sure the target demographic was soccer moms.
Stuart B

Super Reviewer

October 6, 2009
Poor comedy with only a few funny parts
TomBowler
TomBowler

Super Reviewer

August 2, 2009
a very different look at a little touched section of society. thank God for tina fey.
FiLmCrAzY
FiLmCrAzY

Super Reviewer

June 22, 2009
I reallly liked this movie although pretty predictable t be honest it is an amusing and entertasining light movie that can be enjoyed by everyone!!
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!!
LorenzoVonMatterhorn
LorenzoVonMatterhorn

Super Reviewer

June 6, 2009
"Would you put your eggs...in this basket?"

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.

REVIEW
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.
Lanning :

Super Reviewer

May 13, 2009
Jeeez, this is an awful piece of cruft. Not only did I not laugh once, but the only time I actually smiled was when Steve Martin does his staring sharing. Martin could have saved this. Too little Steve, too much of someone's stale idea of funny.
flixsterman
flixsterman

Super Reviewer

January 7, 2009
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are terrific together... on SNL... not here in this moronic excuse for a movie.
Summer W

Super Reviewer

May 15, 2008
It was cute with some chuckles, but don't expect belly laughs (no pun intended).
Daniel P

Super Reviewer

April 22, 2008
Cute, and better than expected, Baby Mama is kind of hard to get into - Tina Fey's character isn't so easy to empathize with - but once Amy Poehler shows up on the scene, the comedy takes flight. Sort of hoky, all in all, but the two SNL vets team up to make a good movie in which the hit-and-miss Greg Kinnear hits, and the similarly cursed Sigourney Weaver misses. Dax Shepard (who?), Romany Malco and Steve Martin fill in the gaps with some big laughs and timely plot exposition, and it's easy enough to forget the film's early struggles by the end. Worth seeing.
Rachel F

Super Reviewer

December 30, 2008
This was really funny. I love Tina Fey and Amy Poehler together. They make each other even funnier. Really cute.
deano
deano

Super Reviewer

April 27, 2008
Wonderfully hilarious comedy of opposites. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are a formidable duo, their effortless sparring raising satisfying chuckles as well as some serious sentiments which won't have you scrambling for the (morning) sick bucket. The requisite baby bumps and mishaps turn up before delivery day, giving Fey and Poehler opportunity to show how their witty wordplay - and offhanded pratfalls - should have their man-child contemporaries quaking. Points also for giving Dax Shepard something good to do, and Steve Martin in his finest film role in about 100 years. The rebirth of Martin begins here.
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