Former Saturday Night Live "Weekend Update" co-anchors Tina Fey and Amy Poehler co-star in this baby-fever comedy about a single, career-oriented woman who previously put parenthood on hold, and is forced to hire a surrogate mother when she discovers there is only a one-in-a-million chance that she will be able to get pregnant. Kate Holbrook (Fey) is a 37-year-old business executive who has always put her professional life before her personal life, but these days her biological clock is ticking louder than ever before. As with everything else she has accomplished in life, Kate is determined to have a child on her own terms. Unfortunately for Kate, the chance of her ever becoming pregnant is slim to none. Undaunted, a willful Kate drafts South Philly working-class girl Angie Ostrowiski (Poehler) -- a woman who may just be her polar opposite -- to be a surrogate mother. Subsequently informed by the head of the surrogacy center (Sigourney Weaver) that her surrogate is indeed pregnant, the excited mother-to-be soon purchases every child-rearing book she can find and excitedly begins the nesting process. But life hasn't quit throwing Kate curveballs just yet, because when a pregnant Angie shows up on her doorstep with no place to live, the woman who once thrived on order finds her life descending into chaos. Now, as Kate attempts to transform Angie into the ideal expectant mother, this odd couple will discover that families aren't always biological, but occasionally formed through friendship as well. Writer Michael McCullers, who authored the screenplays for Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Undercover Brother in addition to working on Saturday Night Live, makes his feature directorial debut with a self-penned screenplay.~Jason Buchanan
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Baby Mama was an impulse buy, in the bargin Blu-Ray bin and I picked it up. I'm a fan of Tina Fey and Amy Pohler and they make a great comedy duo in the movie. It was funny but slightly missed the mark, I think that if these two funny ladies were allowed to just adlib and run with it the movie could have been hilarious. That being said, the price was right and I'm not disappointed.
Baby Mama is a fairly formulaic comedy starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. If you like these two, you'll probably enjoy the movie enough. The blu-ray release is just okay -- sporting average picture and sound quality. However, this movie isn't one that really demands a strong technical release.
This movie was reasonably priced and actually prices lower than where we looked elsewhere. It's a great comedy and the bluray quality was perfect. It's a must have if you're into collecting comedy movies. We've watched it twice since we purchased it and it's been comical each time. We are very satisfied with the purchase!
Liked this movie, Tina Fey really captures the emotional life of a woman highly successful in her professional life who finds herself in a quandary about how to find fulfillment now in her personal life as it regards to having a child and ultimately her own family to share it with. Amy Poehler is at her best in this flick as the surrogate who is commissioned with the task of carrying Tina Fey's child into the world, but in the process while doing so finds her own direction in life. Hilarious, smart funny and with a great supporting cast you will enjoy all the way through until its somewhat, but not too, surprising ending.