Baby Mama Reviews

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November 17, 2011
October 18, 2008
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.
August 29, 2008
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.
August 29, 2008
An under-achieving, lightweight movie that settles for a few competent gags and doesn't bother to take risks.
July 25, 2008
With this story, and this cast, the movie ought to have been fun.
July 25, 2008
Enjoyable and amiable in its daft way.
July 25, 2008
If the plot wasn't so dismally familiar, it might have worked.
April 30, 2008
Although the big picture itself gets mushy, the small moments, especially involving Fey, are sharp.
April 28, 2008
Enough laughs for me to recommend.
April 25, 2008
Baby Mama is hilarious. I could quote its awesome one-liners out of context for diminishing returns. It's also smart. The jokes are cribbed from the anxiety list of anyone who's spent too much time reading the New York Times Style section.
April 25, 2008
It's clumsy, not cute, an amateur show that's eager to amuse by any means.
April 25, 2008
Yes, the film doesn't offer many surprises and grows soft and predictable by its conclusion. But it does avoid the sappy sentimentality of the genre. The movie -- and its lead actresses -- charms us more than we might expect.
April 25, 2008
I'm not making claims that Baby Mama transcends the format's routine progressions -- opposites not only attract, they learn from each other -- only that, within these conventions, the movie is smart, funny and beguiling.
April 25, 2008
Baby Mama ultimately gives in to sweetness, but it has some deliciously tart moments along the way.
April 25, 2008
It's a movie that deals in emotion and attempts to pass counterfeit goods. There's nothing there... . And yet by the deprived standards of the modern romantic comedy, one would have to say, well, it's not bad.
April 25, 2008
Baby Mama is formulaic, but this broad odd-couple girl comedy has the advantage of knowing what it is.
April 25, 2008
In the end, despite some complications, it successfully gives birth to a very happy event: The arrival of Tina Fey, movie star.
April 25, 2008
In a pleasing contrast to Fey's sharpness, Poehler keeps her performance unpredictable and fuzzy. In this just-add-water comedy, a very funny movie star is born.
April 25, 2008
Baby Mama is just amusing enough to provoke a few chuckles and just short enough to keep you from glancing at your watch.
April 25, 2008
The funny, felicitous Baby Mama exploits every stage of pregnancy except the first. No hanky-panky to bump this plot in motion.
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