Baby Mama (2008) Review

Kate (Tina Fey) is a high flying business woman who longs to have a baby but finds out that she is infertile so hires Angie (Amy Poehler) to be the surrogate to her baby. You can imagine the funny moments which occur when Angie ends up moving in with Kate.

This has to be a very interesting and risky topic to have a film on, surrogacy and how it can affect people in different ways. But also making it really amusing as well with so many comedy moments. Taking the serious matter into a lighter hearted moments, which actually worked better than I first thought it was going to. It was mainly due to the differences in the backgrounds of the two women which really caused the problems to begin with. This shows that people have to adapt and get along with people they would usually not talk to if they want something different.

I thought the funniest performance had to come from Steve Martin, in the hippy role he was just totally off the page which was hilarious. Talking about energy in places, but even his hairstyle with the long ponytail was amusing before he even said anything.

I have to admit that while I do know that Tina Fey is in “30 Rock” I have not seen it before. The first time I really noticed her was at the Oscar’s this year when she presented with Steve Martin and seemed very popular. I have to admit that I did actually quite like her character in this film even if she was a little psycho at times in terms of the whole things to eat etc. But played the part very well, and believable that she really wanted a baby.

Amy Poehler played the rather annoying Angie, very well really as she irritated me for most of the film. Until she eventually does the right thing and she actually ends up being good friends with Kate in the end.

Greg Kinnear always seems to play the very likeable guy, and in this film that is no exception. His character is extremely likeable and the ending is always pretty obvious as the story unfolds.

Sigourney Weaver had a rather amusing role as the woman who owns the surrogacy business yet is old and still getting pregnant which seems like pretty much all the time. Which adds more comedy value to the film, while being slightly strange.

While this is not the worst film ever made, it certainly is not the best either. Not one that I will be rushing to watch again anytime soon.

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