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Baby Mama (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 25 April 2008 (USA)
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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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Michael McCullers
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1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Poehler ... Angie
Tina Fey ... Kate
Greg Kinnear ... Rob
Dax Shepard ... Carl
Romany Malco ... Oscar
Sigourney Weaver ... Chaffee Bicknell
Steve Martin ... Barry
Maura Tierney ... Caroline
Stephen Mailer ... Dan
Holland Taylor ... Rose
James Rebhorn ... Judge
Denis O'Hare ... Dr. Manheim
Kevin Collins ... Architect / Rick
Will Forte ... Scott
Fred Armisen ... Stroller Salesman
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Storyline

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, 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 battle of wills, they will struggle their way through preparation for the baby's arrival. And in the middle of this ... Written by Universal Pictures

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Would You Pay Her... To Have Your Baby? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language and a drug reference | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baby Mama See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,407,110, 27 April 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$60,269,340, 20 July 2008
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SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Greg Kinnear's Juice Shop was originally a tea shop, but was changed because the staff thought juice would be funnier. See more »

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Angie would never be able to be a surrogate without having a child of her own first. All reputable surrogacy agencies in the US require their surrogates to have had at least one full-term, live birth before becoming a surrogate. See more »

Quotes

Angie Ostrowiski: Is that what you're wearing?
Kate Holbrook: We *are* going to a nightclub.
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Be My Baby
Written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, and Ellie Greenwich
Performed by The Ronettes
Courtesy of EMI Blackwood Music Inc.
Under exclusive license from Phil Spector Records, Inc.
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A Buddy Comedy with a Healthy Dose of Estrogen
1 May 2008 | by evanston_dadSee all my reviews

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler prove that buddy comedies need not be the exclusive domain of naughty boys.

"Baby Mama" is no comic masterpiece, but it's at least as good as any number of formulaic comedies churned out by Hollywood and much better than many others. Fey is the uptight career woman who hears her biological clock ticking at 37 and wants to have a baby before it's too late. Poehler is the low-class, free-wheeling blonde who agrees to be her surrogate mother for a hefty fee. The usual odd-couple conflicts ensue, maternal instincts kick in, and in traditional sitcom style, everyone gets what they want in the end.

The movie is mostly an excuse to give Fey and Poehler the chance to riff off of one another, and they do it well. Poehler especially displays the ability to carry a movie, something most SNL veterans aren't able to do. She's funny, but she's also able to embody an actual character rather than simply do skit-T.V. schtick. Just watch her horrified face the first time she tastes water; or the hilarious scene when Fey wrestles her into the shower and begins to scrub the hair dye off of her head in a scene that spoofs "Silkwood."

Also starring Greg Kinnear as a smoothie store owner, and a whacked out Steve Martin as Fey's new age boss.

Grade: A-


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