Humor Movie Review: Baby Mama

First, let me say I had high expectations for this movie. I am a Tina Fey and 30 Rock fan so I was expecting to laugh and I did laugh. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have great chemistry and timing. This movie is about a career woman (Fey) who has put off having a personal life (family) for the sake of her career. Fey’s character is an executive with a healthy foods company and wants to have a baby; only she can’t so in comes the surrogate mommy (Amy Poehler). Her boss, played by Steve Martin, does a great job of keeping a straight face as the health guru/owner of the company. Although this movie didn’t have tears rolling down my face from laughter, it did have some moments that made me laugh out loud. I appreciated a scene where Steve Martin’s character rewarded Fey’s character by giving her five minutes of uninterrupted eye contact.

The audience surrounding me in the cinema was laughing most of the time. No one seemed to laugh at the parts I thought were the funniest, however, that is more of a reflection on me I guess. Some of the humor is predicatable, but still done well. There are a few jr. high moments, but that is to be expected. The birthing instructor has a nice, uh, lisp? (think Billy Crystal’s part in The Princess Bride i.e. “mawidge”) this makes the birthing class quite funny.

The bellman, Oscar, played by Romany Malco, had a few good lines. What is with these comedies where the bellman has the time to get involved in the life of the main characters? Who is at the door when he is up there spending time with Kate (Fey) and Angie (Poehler)?

Overall, I didn’t regret going to see the movie and my husband and I had some goods laughs. But, if you go and see it and don’t like it, don’t expect me to refund your money, honey.

Verdict:

 Four scoops of ice cream for Baby Mama

KEY:

            = I left the cinema; I wasted $11.50

    = I wished I left the cinema; I stayed in misery

          = I had a few smiles; I could have waited for Netflix

 = I laughed out loud at least 5 times; I am glad I went to see it.

 = I was laughing hard; must buy on DVD; why didn’t I write this script?

 

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jenna
    May 07, 2008 @ 13:17:18

    Okay! Good to know! I LOVE a good funny movie, but really good funny movies are hard to come by. Four scoops from you is a great recommendation.

  2. Tara R.
    May 08, 2008 @ 15:24:51

    I really need to get out to see more movies. The last one I saw in the theater was ‘The Simpsons.’ This one sounds like a good one to see. Thanks for the review.

  3. BrentD
    May 08, 2008 @ 19:49:35

    I shall have to see it.

    Sorry, I left you out of the caption finalists, I missed your entry somehow.

    Your always a winer in my book though.

    When it gets published you can see for yourself.

  4. rjlight
    May 09, 2008 @ 07:40:20

    Jenna — oh, I hope you like it.

  5. rjlight
    May 09, 2008 @ 07:42:00

    Tara, this was the first movie my husband and I have gone to since –I have no idea.

    Brent — hmmm, I will have to check out this caption omission…

  6. sogeshirts
    May 09, 2008 @ 22:09:25

    I saw it with my girlfriend and we both enjoyed it. Tina Fey is one of the funniest people in Hollywood. Great actress and writer.

  7. holly
    May 11, 2008 @ 02:15:16

    i was very disappointed when i lived in a highrise and there was no “schneider” (one day at a time?) constantly being friendly with us. it was then i realized. my life is not as cool as tv.

    (i clicked through from cre8buzz)

  8. rjlight
    May 11, 2008 @ 10:55:26

    sogeshirts — I totally agree. I think Tina Fey is great! Thanks for commenting!

    Holly — And I thought I was the only one who watch One Day at A Time!

  9. Theresa
    May 15, 2008 @ 08:59:14

    I’ll have to see it when it comes out over here, but we will wait for it to come out on DVD, since we never go to the cinema anymore (unless you count going with the kids). Sigh.

  10. Funny Pictures
    Aug 13, 2008 @ 07:55:04

    Thanks to the article, it make the life of a seo/link building easier and make the commenter come back again and again. I searched for a while to find the right answer to my questions!

  11. hollywoodhott
    Aug 17, 2008 @ 03:14:46

    Great Movie but the movie is not that good as the PROMO said, After the half it started irritating me.

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