Available Quality: DVD, Hi Def, iPod, Hi Def
Director(s): Michael McCullers
IMDB Rating: 6
Successful and single businesswoman Kate Holbrook has long put her career ahead of a personal life. Now 37, shes finally determined to have a kid on her own. But her plan is thrown a curve ball after she discovers she has only a million-to-one chance of getting pregnant. Undaunted, the driven Kate allows South Philly working girl Angie Ostrowiski to become her unlikely surrogate. Simple enough ... After learning from the steely head of their surrogacy center that Angie is pregnant, Kate goes into precision nesting mode reading childcare books, baby-proofing the apartment and researching top pre-schools. But the executives well-organized strategy is turned upside down when her Baby Mama shows up at her doorstep with no place to live. An unstoppable force meets an immovable object as structured Kate tries to turn vibrant Angie into the perfect expectant mom. In a battle of wills, they will struggle their way through preparation for the babys arrival. And in the middle of this tug-of-war, theyll discover two kinds of family the one youre born to and the one you make.
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(17 May 2013)
This movie did not get the acclaim it deserved as a hilarious romp with unforgettable characters. Tina Fey is perfect, of course. But Amy Poehler, Greg Kinnear, Sigourney Weaver, Dax Shepherd and Steve Martin provide moments of hysteria and unforgettable lines as well. The actresses who play the grandmother and sister do great work as well. A must for all Tina Fey/Amy Poehler fans, but it is a great comedy that any parent would also enjoy. Cameos by lots of SNL alums/current castmembers as well. Good pace, great musical score. Loved it.
(17 May 2013)
This review is from: Baby Mama (DVD) If you are a fan of Tina Fey and/or Amy Poehler, you will enjoy this movie. Steve Martin also appears in the movie as Tina Fey's character's boss. It's a fun show and I thought it was great. It does have quite a few sexual references, so if that bothers you just be aware of that. That's the only possible downside I could think of.
(02 May 2013)
It's already been said that the script was weak for this film. I concur. I believe Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, if not the best female comedians ever produced by SNL, they are most certainly among the top 4 or 5. That's why it's such a shame they didn't have a great script to help make this a great comedy. Sometimes mediocre acting can be elevated by a good script, but seldom can a poor script be saved by the actors, however good they may be. Tina Fey should never agree to take on another comedic role without serious control of the script - she's too good a writer to risk her career to a bummer like this one. And she and Poehler have such wonderful chemistry & splendid timing together, it's just a shame this movie wasn't what it might have been.
NancyJ (01 May 2013)
This movie is a oscar winning movie, Who ever does not like and can go jump in a ditch!!!!!!! I just saw this movie and it was a very family fun movie. I give in 5 "BABYS UP"
(28 April 2013)
I missed this one in the theater, so I was excited to rent it on the day it was released. I enjoyed the film, but not to the extent that I thought I would. With such a talented cast of comedic actors, I was really hoping for more laughs. There are a few good ones, but mostly it is just a mildly amusing movie that gets by with terrific actors doing the best they can with a so so script. The story is fairly standard with a late 30 something career woman wanting to have a baby, but doesn't have a man and finds that she can't conceive herself. In comes Amy as a white trash redneck type that is willing to have the baby for her. The plot brings in an even bigger redneck boyfriend and some shady dealings, and a nice guy for Tina. I want to like this more than I do, but I think a rental is good enough for this movie.
(28 April 2013)
This review is from: Baby Mama (DVD) This movie is kind of stupid, but teenagers might like it. There were some good parts and some good actors, but I don't want to watch it a second time. It wasn't terrible where I wanted to turn off the tv, just okay. Here is another movie I would rent before purchasing.
robertallenandersonjr (18 April 2013)
Baby Mama was pretty good for the most part. It wasn't very originalbut pretty fun to watch. Pretty much all of the funny scenes were inthe trailer. There were some other funny parts but none that really gotyou to laugh loud. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler did a great job together.They were very funny and Amy Poehler did a good job acting like astupid adult. She seems like any movie with her in it are alwaysfunnier. She sometimes does get annoying in this and gets on yournerves. I don't think that this will be near the top funniest movies of2008. It doesn't need to be though it was fun to watch especially ifyou are going through pregnancy. I think all sorts of people wouldenjoy this movie. Steve Martin was even in this movie and was veryweird. This was more of a joking type of movie. Most of the funnyscenes were from jokes. It was sort of boring in the beginning and wasto slow moving. Then it finally picked up half way into it. It then gotpretty funny and fun to see what the two ladies were going through.This movie was just like Juno, and Knocked Up, so if you liked thoseyou will most likely like this. The characters in this movie werepretty conceded at first and selfish but then get better. Some of themessages were good. They were mostly about doing anything to get a babyif you want one. The story was pretty clichÃ© but cute and funny.Overall this was a pretty good movie. Go see it for a pretty good time.
Len9876 (18 April 2013)
Frustratingly, Hollywood has a way of taking the conservative's side onissues (surrogates are 'bad', two 'straight' guys had sex in "BrokebackMountain," Jack 'died' at the end of "Titanic," etcetera), not veryrealistically and not true to real life. It seems that, since thedemise of its golden era, Hollywood has had a grudge against 'happyendings'.Adoption or surrogates can provide a 'beautiful' alternative. Gayswould be a lot 'happier', if people kept out of their way. And, hadJack 'lived', he would have provided a 'happy ending' to an otherwise'tragic' story.Believe it or not, there are many 'happy endings' in real life. It'sjust that 'happiness' may require an 'acceptance' of 'imperfection'.'Happiness' is not necessary wrapped in a 'tidy' package. There aresome 'strings' hanging, but the 'beauty' is inside. And, truly,'beauty' is in the eyes of the beholder. If the 'prince or princess'turned out to be a 'frog', how much would you 'love' him or her?
mykelsf (16 April 2013)
I took some time off for an early lunch and saw the first showing of this movie today. The trailers and TV teaser ads don't do it justice. It was quite funny and a really good film. It wasn't at all a "chick flick." It had a great premise, some very good acting and some really funny moments. Just what you want for your entertainment dollars.
Danny Blankenship (15 April 2013)
"Baby Mama" true holds some similar themes to last years hit "KnockedUp" for the fact that it's a baby film and it's script is raw and notso G rated, yet the bonding of female friendships and characterizationplay more to form here and the film doesn't seem as good. The laughsare plenty though it seems many times they are milked as the characterswill quote pop culture references and try to stretch it to be funny.Thru all the film bonds as it shows the growth of a female friendshipfrom two unlikely women both on different ends of the lifestylespectrum. It proves too that good things happen unexpected and in thestrangest ways like having a baby! Both SNL alums Tina Fey and AmyPoehler stars as two Philadelphia women who work together for a commongoal of getting pregnant and one woman to have the other's baby as asurrogate. Fey is Kate Holbrook a successful and upscale and culturedbusiness lady who at 37 just wants to have a baby. So finally thru asurrogate agency Kate goes and they try to find the perfect match forher eggs. Enter Angie(Amy Poehler)a free spirited and extroverted youngwoman who's just so laid back and care free her lifestyle is sodifferent from Kate's. Now is this the woman that Kate should put hereggs into? Along the way a friendship and understanding is formed and amost important discovery of truth is revealed for Kate and both findlove and happiness in the end with their babies and they become atpeace with their males loves Rob(Greg Kinnear) and Carl(DaxShepard)respectively.This film is nothing great the performances from Poehler and Fey arewitty and funny a good gal tag team effort. And comedy vets SteveMartin and Sigourney Weaver give good supporting performances. "BabyMama" is a good laugh film that you don't need to take serious itproves that things in life happen unexpected and that truth andfriendship no matter how impossible it seems will be delivered.
yruh (13 April 2013)
I am a big fan of Amy Poehler and I like Tina Fey too, I hope I amspelling their names correctly here because other wise that would bevery embarrassing.I thought this movie was very funny in places. It is not Tina Fey'sbest work but she is still good in this and Amy Poehler is really funnyas usual as the mommie to be. I expected more from this movie becauseof their talent but it is still worth watching for sure and is a goodmostly family friendly comedy to watch. The script is a basic comedyscript, nothing too hard to follow and a bit predictable like mostcomedies but still funny.
Rick Reynolds (13 April 2013)
This is not a terrible movie. It really isn't. It makes you laugh a fewtimes, it's relatively pleasant, and Steve Martin does some comedywhich reminds you that he's a genius.Fifteen minutes into this movie, I leaned over to my wife andwhispered, "Five bucks says this is a first time director." I comehome, look up IMDb, and... if only she'd taken the be I'd be buyingmyself some candy with my Lincoln..You really feel while watching it that the performances and script areboth better than the finished product. Most of the camera work is tightlike a television show, not a movie. A lot of the blocking is awkward,and you get the feeling that everyone is just a little uncomfortable.It's entirely possible that the movie would have been more enjoyablewith a better director, but everyone had to start somewhere.I feel very badly for Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, as both seem tostruggle a bit with the material. You can see them having the urge toimprovise and do more. And you wish that they had done more, becauseit's a shame to spend $10 to be mildly amused.
(10 April 2013)
This review is from: Baby Mama (DVD) funny show from start to finish. refreshing movie without all the other stuff other producers and their sorts put in that's not needed. thumbs up way up!
(09 April 2013)
This review is from: Baby Mama (DVD) 'Baby Mama' is probably a film that should not be as good as it is, but when you have Tina Fey, Amy Poelher, Steve Martin, Dax Shepard, Greg Kinnear and Maura Tierney on board, your bound for a good time. When it's funny, it's hysterical and when it's not, it's still entertaining. I can only hope to see more films with Fey and Poelher in the future as they are too very funny girls! If your looking for a few laughs with a pinch of romance thrown in 'Baby Mama' might just be what the doctor ordered!
huney (07 April 2013)
i love tina and amy but damn this movie was predictable and boring i think i laughed like twice i walked out i was mad this movie sucked really bad i dont recommend this movie to anyone maybe like families but no no
ninjashopper (07 April 2013)
It's been awhile since I went to a Comedy that kept me laughing through the whole movie. It's predictable but fun to watch.
Adrian Fletcher (04 April 2013)
When I first saw the trailer for Baby Mama, I just thought this moviewas going to be a total disaster, it didn't look funny and like anothertypical chick flick. But my friends wanted to see it, so we saw itopening weekend, and actually I was surprised, I did like a lot betterthan what I was expecting. Baby Mama is something that looks like fromthe Lifetime Network, but it's all good, it has some really funnymoments and was just cute. Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are two very funnywomen from Saturday Night Live, they also did Mean Girls together andmade their characters an absolute joy to watch, so seeing them as theleads in this film was going to be an interesting turn. Tina Feydefinitely has a lot of talent not only as a writer, but as an actress,she made her character believable and as neuritic as she was, she wasstill likable. Amy Poehler made her character a little too SNL attimes, but these girls made the movie enjoyable and a fun flick towatch for the afternoon.Kate is a single and successful woman who seems to have it all in life,but one thing she wants so bad is a baby. But one problem, her uterusisn't liked by her doctor, in other words, she has a one in a millionchance of getting pregnant. After adoption woes and sperm donorfailures, she decides to get a sergeant mother who will get pregnantand give her a child. She meets white trash couple, Angie and Carl.Angie moves into Kate's apartment after her break up with Carl, so this"odd couple" has to teach each other some new moves in life.Baby Mama is actually worth the watch, I was very impressed with howmuch I liked it, like I said, from the trailer, it doesn't seem like agood movie, but when you watch it, you get the laughs and the smilesthat the movie promises. It is a chick flick, warning to people whohave a strong hatred for them, but I'm not a fan of chick flicks, andyou know what? I thought that this was just a fun movie that if you letgo and even enjoy the predictability, you'll find yourself loving BabyMama.
tchu-4 (03 April 2013)
I saw a sneak preview of this movie in October 2007 and it gave me hopethat someday I could become a highly paid screenwriter even though Ihave no apparent talent in it. This movie is about as formulaic as itgets:Single career woman (Tiny Fey) decides to have a baby but discovers shecan't, so she hires a white trash surrogate to have the baby for her.The surrogate (Amy Poehler) and her devious boyfriend (Dax Shepard)concoct a scheme to fake her pregnancy in order to take advantage ofthe desperate career woman, but the surrogate and the career womanbegin to form a bond. Meanwhile, career woman meets handsome,successful small businessman (Greg Kinnear) who, conveniently enough,is single.Does anyone really need to guess what happens next?There is absolutely no originality in this movie. In addition to theinconvenient fact that Tina Fey is not a very good actress and cannotcarry a movie for 100 minutes, even her supporting cast is clichÃ©d. Ispotted at least four current or former cast members of Saturday NightLive in the movie ( I propose that Congress pass a law that anytime analumnus of SNL makes a movie, he/she is prohibited from using any otherSNL cast member). There is only one other standout supporting characterin the movie, and even he is the standard "cool, street-wise black guywith the heart of gold."
jaredmobarak (01 April 2013)
Say what you will about the marketing machine, but I truly think thepeople behind promoting Baby Mama did a bang up jobÂ even if I believethey did so without trying. They make expectations so low in thetrailer that you almost have to enjoy the film. Was it a great comedy?No. However, it was much better than I ever could have hoped as MichaelMcCullers takes us places you never would expect going in. I thoughtthat it would be a water-downed, overlong SNL skit with one womanasking another to carry her baby, leading to a generic odd couplepairing with hijinks and gags piling on top of each other, collapsingunder its own weight. Instead we are treated to a pretty sentimentaland touching portrait of two women learning to grow and evolve withhelp from the other, a person, in both regards, that they never wouldhave thought could teach them anything. Even the pregnancy aspect takesa ton of twists and turns never becoming the straight shot gimmick justbringing everyone together. The surrogate mother here must make sometough decisions as she continues along on her journey, lending a sideto the tale that actually brings it to a level of intrigue that noLorne Michaels film has done in recent memory.I don't want to ruin the plot points of Angie Ostrowiski's pregnancy,but let's just say it isn't cut and dry. Her motives aren't genuine,something that is obvious from the start, just not quite in the way youanticipate. There are surprises for her and secrets hidden from theother characters as she wrestles within herself. A "white-trash" loser,attached to a man that believes waiting on the phone to be the 132.7caller is a job, Angie learns a lot while with mom-to-be Kate Holbrook.Kate, being the professional VP of an organic food market, is a verydetail orientated woman who is by the books and unafraid to tell otherswhat they should do. It is an oil and water connection, butÂlike allgood relationships of this kindÂbreeds some real funny and touchingmoments. Who thought watching Karaoke on the Playstation could be somuch fun? Sure many instances feel like skits written separately andplugged in later, (the clubbing while pregnant, the press conferenceambush, and the surrogate therapy sessionÂprobably the funniest scenewithout question), but they are surprisingly strung together to make apretty coherent whole.The other thing that the trailer hides is the inclusion of two greatmale roles. Did anyone know that Greg Kinnear and Steve Martin were inthis thing? I for one was completely surprised by both, almostchuckling that they would have a small cameo until I realized that bothwere key roles to the whole. In the best turn of the film, Steve Martinis crazy, hippie genius. His earthy style of living, complete with longponytail and soft speech, even when angered, is classic, as iseverything uttered from his mouth. He is so good that I would bethrilled to have him offer me 5 uninterrupted minutes of staring intohis eyes as a reward for a job well done. For Kinnear's part, he playsthe usual love interest that is commonplace in films of this ilk. It'snot flashy and it's not very original, but Greg is a stalwart and pullsoff the good guy persona, even including a little bit of physical humorat the end.Overall, though, this film is pretty standard fare. It goes into verybroad comedy at times and very sappy/overly-sentimental drivel atothers. There are some good jokes sprinkled throughout and for the mostpart keep it fun for the duration. Definitely feeling longer than itis, I never quite felt bored and I did begin to get invested in thestory to see how it all would turn out. A lot of that can be creditedto the chemistry between Tina Fey and Amy Pohler as Kate and Angierespectively. Both these women do a great job with their roles,fleshing out the psychotic relationship to perfection. One of thesuccessful dynamics is how Fey becomes a mother figure to hersurrogate. Even going so far as having temper tantrums and rubber-facedreactions, Pohler is a child.It's also nice to see some fun moments from the supporting cast, butagain nothing really sticks out to vault anything into must seeterritory. Sigourney Weaver is actually kinda scary in a very weirdrole; Romany Malco has plenty of great one-liners and facialexpressions; and John Hodgeman is a bit odd in a small bit, with laughscoming more from the recognition of his Mac commercials than anythinghe does in the film. In the end, while nothing over-achieves, it alladds up to a pretty solid comedy worth a view. Is it necessary to seeon the big screen? Probably not, but if you were worried that it mightbe a train-wreck, just know that it never takes any chances to riskderailing, and that's not a bad thing.
joemamaohio (31 March 2013)
Middle-aged businesswoman Kate Holbrook (Tina Fey) has it all - alucrative job, good friends and great family. The one thing she doesn'thave is a baby, and she tries every avenue to obtain one, to no avail.Finally she visits Chaffee Bicknell (Sigourney Weaver), who runs asurrogate mother business. Along comes Angie Ostrowiski (Amy Poehler),a woman who's Kate's complete opposite - she's poor, lives on the wrongside of the tracks, and doesn't have a good job. She agrees to beKate's surrogate mother, and Kate couldn't be happier.Then things start to change. Angie movies in with Kate after she breaksup with her boyfriend, and Kate is soon completely irritated witheverything Angie does, because it's so different from her normal life.She also begins a relationship with Rob Ackerman (Greg Kinnear), andshe doesn't know that Angie holds a secret that could completely turnher whole life upside down.The height of this movie lies within its two leads - Tina Fey and AmyPoehler), two of the funniest actresses in Hollywood. Their chemistryis palpable, and the overall story arc is decent, but it's just yetanother in a long line of same-style comedies, where you know what theeventual outcome will be. Still, they did deliver in the laughs.
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