Baby Mama

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  • Summary: Successful and single businesswoman Kate Holbrook has long put her career ahead of a personal life. Now 37, she's 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, theSuccessful and single businesswoman Kate Holbrook has long put her career ahead of a personal life. Now 37, she's 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 executive's 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 comic battle of wills, they will struggle their way through preparation for the baby's arrival. And in the middle of this tug-of-war, they'll discover two kinds of family: the one you're born to and the one you make. (Universal Pictures) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. It's the chemistry between the stars that makes the film stand out in a drab spring.
  2. 75
    In this era of Apatow and Ferrell and Rogen and Wilson, of men monopolizing movie comedy, Baby Mama feels absurdly momentous, and even political. Fey and Poehler aren't just taking back control of their bodies. They're taking back control of their profession.
  3. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    70
    This is a comedy with the old-time blend of wit and sentiment. Years from now, when you stumble across it on TV, you could persuade yourself that, back in the two-thousand-oughts, they made pretty good movies.
  4. 50
    Just amusing enough to provoke a few chuckles and just short enough to keep you from glancing at your watch.
  5. 50
    Ultimately, that's all this shrugging disappointment is: a "Saturday Night Live" sketch stretched a good hour past its breaking point of no return.
  6. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    50
    Baby Mama is the most disappointing movie of the year so far--which, granted, isn't saying a lot in mid-April.
  7. Reviewed by: Ryan Stewart
    38
    An exhausting 90 minutes of SNL-centric mediocrity that gives one the nagging feeling that Tina Fey's inability to cut the cord is going to quickly start to cool interest in her upcoming projects.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 27
  2. Negative: 4 out of 27
  1. Mo
    Jul 31, 2008
    10
    Lighten up idiots! its a comedy. if you would actually pay attention to what was going on, you wouldnt be so da** flipping stupid. try Lighten up idiots! its a comedy. if you would actually pay attention to what was going on, you wouldnt be so da** flipping stupid. try laughing and not being so stuck up with what you watch. This was an amazing movie and maybe you should get a brain so that you know whats funny and whats not. you people will never get a date if you dont lighten up! Expand
  2. Chip
    Apr 28, 2008
    9
    Lighten up folks - it's a comedy. i laughed my cabootie off. Tina and AmyP were awesome and i hope they make more "buddy" films. Lighten up folks - it's a comedy. i laughed my cabootie off. Tina and AmyP were awesome and i hope they make more "buddy" films. I'll go. cause i like laughing. y'all should try it sometime. Expand
  3. RogerK.
    May 9, 2008
    8
    Bigger the audience, bigger the laughs. More surprises than most modern comedies. Professional critics don't like comedies much anyway, Bigger the audience, bigger the laughs. More surprises than most modern comedies. Professional critics don't like comedies much anyway, so they should be ignored on this genre. Expand
  4. Jun 18, 2016
    6
    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are so good together (surprise), no wonder they work together so often. Like Bob Hope and Bing Crosby (who?) TheTina Fey and Amy Poehler are so good together (surprise), no wonder they work together so often. Like Bob Hope and Bing Crosby (who?) The story line is kinda dumb though, and to think anyone would go along with this in real life is, okay, this is American and there are some really dumb Americans, but it's still hard to believe this would happen. Expand
  5. Bobbi
    May 2, 2008
    5
    Steve Martin was terrific, but the rest of the movie was pretty much contrived and without direction or purpose. The acting quality Steve Martin was terrific, but the rest of the movie was pretty much contrived and without direction or purpose. The acting quality wasn't really bad, as the actors and actresses were doing the best they could to turn a poorly written script into something. Expand
  6. EricaJ.
    May 5, 2008
    5
    Could have been better if they hadn't put 80% of the funny parts in the trailer. Overall, not a horrible movie, but predictable.
  7. TheRapperNAS
    Jul 24, 2008
    1
    Racist movie with a racist title. At first glance, I thought it must have been distributed by 20th Century Fox.

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