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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Architect / Rick
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Would you put your eggs...in this basket? See more »


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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Release Date:

25 April 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bébi mama  »


Box Office


$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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Boo Boo Busters, the Professional Childproofing Company featured in this movie, is based on the real company in California. The owner of Boo Boo Busters, Kimberlee Mitchell, shipped a box of child safety devices to the production, production offices to use in the filming, including the now infamous toilet lock Amy Poehler's character claimed was "broken." See more »


Kate shows up 45 minutes late for work. She rushes up the sidewalk to meet Barry and their group, but she is wearing a totally different outfit than she was wearing when she left her apartment to go to work. See more »


Fertility Specialist: Well... I just don't like your uterus.
Fertility Specialist: Don't get me wrong, your eggs are in great shape, but you have a T-shaped uterus. That combined with your advanced maternal age, it's preventing proper implantation.
Kate Holbrook: Why do I have this T-shaped uterus?
Fertility Specialist: Well, probably has something to do with medication that was given to your mother when she was pregnant with you. We used lot of drugs back in the '70s which we now know can cause infertility.
Kate Holbrook: Infertility?
Fertility Specialist: Yeah. I would say that your chances of conceiving are...
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References Deep Impact (1998) See more »


Miles Behind Me
Written by Darren Jessee and Chris Badger
Performed by Hotel Lights
Courtesy of Bar None Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Waste of talent

Amy Poehler is very funny and deserves far better than this weak, generic "comedy." Tina Fey is pretty much hot and cold, sometimes funny, but usually very annoying with her smug, self- satisfied delivery of every line. The movie's story is pretty well conveyed in the trailer and there aren't many surprises left beyond the predictable odd-couple set-up. Hell, even the poster tells you all you need to know about the plot. A lot of decent actors turn up in supporting roles, including many familiar faces from SNL, but NONE of them get big laughs or even make for a memorable scene. The last half-hour or so is completely laugh-free as it makes attempt to bring the two main characters closer together, and puts us to sleep in the process.

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