Sunday, June 19, 2011
Starring: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Greg Kinnear, Sigourney Weaver, Steve Martin, Dax Shepard
Last night Baby Mama was on TV, and I watched it. I didn't expect too much from it, and this was a good move on my part. It's a fairly predictable comedy about a successful businesswoman, Kate (Tina Fey), who in her late 30's finally decides she wants a baby. But her uterus is T-shaped (!) and thus her chances of falling pregnant naturally are as slim as Tina Fey herself. So, she hires wild and crazy Angie (Amy Poehler) to be a surrogate mother. And so the fun begins, as these chalk and cheese characters clash over, well, pretty much everything. It's good to see a film with woman in the lead roles, and men in the supporting roles for once. With strong performances from the entire cast, Baby Mama is a standard Hollywood feel-good flick, peppered with a few very amusing moments.