Baby Mama

Baby Mama

DVD - 2008
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Kate is a successful and single businesswoman who has long put her career ahead of a personal life. At 37, she's finally determined to have a child on her own. Unable to get pregnant, a driven Kate allows South Philly working girl Angie Ostrowiski to become her unlikely surrogate. After learning that Angie is pregnant, Kate goes into precision nesting mode. She reads childcare books, baby-proofs the apartment and researches top pre-schools. But, Kate's well-organized strategy is turned upside down when her Baby Mama shows up at her doorstep with no place to live. Structured Kate tries to turn vibrant Angie into the perfect expectant mom. In a battle of wills, they prepare for the baby's arrival. They soon discover that there are two kinds of family: the one you're born to and the one you make.

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booksmile
Dec 11, 2015

The offensive (to a variety of groups, like older mothers) and the dumb parts
outnumbered the actually funny parts.

ebarteldes Sep 26, 2015

So Tina Fey plays a version of her Liz Lemon character from TV down to the eyeglasses -an obsessive control freak with a great career, while Amy Poehler plays the conniving slacker after a fast buck. Entertaining but forgettable if you ask me.

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BoogerBot
May 06, 2015

I think both of these women are funny but this movie is not a fave. The story is okay and gets very hollywood at the end

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PurelyKaraSPL
Dec 31, 2014

In the movie Baby Mama Kate Holbrook’s career has been her life. Concentrating on the demands of the job while ignoring the ticking baby clock until she decides to ignore it no longer, but it seems a little too late for her to start on the path of motherhood. Seeking a surrogate she meets the eccentric Angie who not long after being chosen is pregnant, but its not all nesting and patiently waiting when Angie shows up on Kate’s doorstep with no place to live. Angie’s frazzled world and Kate’s over organized life aren’t too picture perfect. How does this odd couple come out on top despite the power struggle? Just add Rob Ackerman smoothie guy, played by Greg Kinnear, a fake pregnancy, and a T-shaped uterus.

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EMP_0
Sep 24, 2014

I liked the movie. I thought it was a good comedy and had me laughing. I've always liked how Tina Fey and Amy Poehler act; they're in tune with one another and don't miss a beat. I would recommend it and for those who didn't think much about it.... boo hoo hoo.

Didn't think I would like this movie, but was very surprised and now it is a favourite of mine. Fell in love with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, they are hilarious and adorable.

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

I am not a big fan of Amy Poehler so I wasn't sure if I would enjoy this movie, but as always Tina Fey is both brilliant and awkwardly funny. If you are a fan of Tina Fey then I would not miss this one. I would recommend this to fans of childish humor.

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katereads
Dec 28, 2010

Great Movie! I saw it in theaters and had to see it again when I while I am pregnant. I wouldn't say it is very appropriate for children though. But if you enjoy SNL comedy, then you should really enjoy this one.

lucky Apr 16, 2009

It is a pretty funny movie, after the first quarter.

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joseph
Nov 13, 2008

Good - Baby Mama (2008) *** 99 min. starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler of Saturday Night Live fame, Greg Kinnear, Sigourney Weaver and Steve Martin (as the New Age boss) – This is a good comedy about a woman (Tina Fey) who needs a surrogate mother to carry her child to term (enter the wacky Amy Poehler). This film works because of the chemistry between these two SNL alumni’s despite the story’s serious subject matter. I particularily enjoyed Dax Sheperd, who played Amy Poehler’s common law husband. He must share the same DNA as Jethro Bodine of Beverly Hillbillies fame – what a knucklehead. There’s a wonderful scene in which Greg Kinnear and Tina Fey dine at a vegan restaurant and are subjected to eating yeast – yes, yeast, until they find out that they both love meat. I liked this film; it was funny and crazy enough to be memorable. The only thing I was waiting for was for Tina Fey to do her Sarah Palin impersonation – guess she may be a little type-cast.

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Chaffee Bicknell: Our surrogacy fee is $100,000.
Kate Holbrook: It costs more to have someone born than to have someone killed!
Chaffee Bicknell: It takes longer.

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Kate Holbrook: I overreacted earlier. I'm sorry...
[Kate exits]
Angie Ostrowiski: I'm sorry I farted into your purse...

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Barry: Congratulations, Kate. I want to reward you with five minutes of uninterrupted eye contact.

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Rob: Do you want to come back to my...
Kate Holbrook: Yes. Absolutely!
Rob: Wow. Okay! Just to be clear, I was going to say my place...
Kate Holbrook: Uh-huh. I'm 37. I know how this works.

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gandkuma
Jun 06, 2012

gandkuma thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

lucky Apr 16, 2009

lucky thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

A successful, single businesswoman who dreams of having a baby discovers she is infertile and hires a working class woman to be her unlikely surrogate.

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