Monday, May 12, 2008

Baby Mama - Movie Review

Baby Mama (PG-13) 96 minutes B
Save the drama for yo mama

Starring Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Greg Kinnear, Dax Shepard, Romany Malco, Maura Tierney, Holland Taylor, Steve Martin and Sigourney Weaver

Baby Mama has been criticized for being too predictable and uneven. Film critic Mike Russell wrote, "Baby Mama, I'm sad to say, is just sporadically funny, bland, talent-wasting junk."

I, on the other hand, found Baby Mama to be charming and entertaining. Yes, it is a little predictable, but Tina Fey is extremely likable and dare I say... believable. She plays a successful 37 year old business woman who has sacrificed her personal life to climb the corporate ladder. Now that she has achieved success she desperately wants to have a baby, but unfortunately her T-shaped uterus is no good for baby making.

Blinded by desperation she chooses to go the surrogate route and settles for a woman (Amy Poehler) who is the complete opposite of what she hoped for in a surrogate.

Poehler is awesome, Sigourney Weaver and Romany Malco are nice compliment characters. But my favorite thing about the film is the chemistry between Fey and Greg Kinnear. It was only a small part of the film, but I liked it.

Baby Mama is very lite and lacks complexity, but it's an entertaining film and one that I think is worth seeing. Escape the drama and go see Baby Mama!

1 comment:

Nobo said...

I'm glad to hear you liked it. I haven't seen it yeat, but 3 out of probably 5 people I respect completely when it comes to movies enjoyed it. So, I will go see it soon.