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

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Comedy | Romance

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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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In every scene she is in, Amy Poehler sports a different hairstyle and never repeats the same one twice. See more »

Goofs

Kate clearly has a Motorola Razr phone, but every time it rings or receives a text, sounds from a Palm Treo can be heard. See more »

Quotes

Kate Holbrook: I'm sorry, I'm a little overly thorough. Some people would say that I am bossy and controlling.
Rob: No, that's just prejudice. They call you bossy and controlling because you're a woman. But if you were a man doing the same stuff... you'd just be a dick.
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Written by Mr. Cheeks (as Terrance Cocheeks Kelly), Norman Whitfield (as Norman Jesse Whitfield), and Bink (as Roosevelt Harrell III)
Performed by Mr. Cheeks
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Better than expected
30 April 2008 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

When I first saw the trailer for Baby Mama, I just thought this movie was going to be a total disaster, it didn't look funny and like another typical chick flick. But my friends wanted to see it, so we saw it opening weekend, and actually I was surprised, I did like a lot better than what I was expecting. Baby Mama is something that looks like from the Lifetime Network, but it's all good, it has some really funny moments and was just cute. Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are two very funny women from Saturday Night Live, they also did Mean Girls together and made their characters an absolute joy to watch, so seeing them as the leads in this film was going to be an interesting turn. Tina Fey definitely has a lot of talent not only as a writer, but as an actress, she made her character believable and as neuritic as she was, she was still likable. Amy Poehler made her character a little too SNL at times, but these girls made the movie enjoyable and a fun flick to watch for the afternoon.

Kate is a single and successful woman who seems to have it all in life, but one thing she wants so bad is a baby. But one problem, her uterus isn't liked by her doctor, in other words, she has a one in a million chance of getting pregnant. After adoption woes and sperm donor failures, she decides to get a sergeant mother who will get pregnant and give her a child. She meets white trash couple, Angie and Carl. Angie moves into Kate's apartment after her break up with Carl, so this "odd couple" has to teach each other some new moves in life.

Baby Mama is actually worth the watch, I was very impressed with how much I liked it, like I said, from the trailer, it doesn't seem like a good movie, but when you watch it, you get the laughs and the smiles that the movie promises. It is a chick flick, warning to people who have a strong hatred for them, but I'm not a fan of chick flicks, and you know what? I thought that this was just a fun movie that if you let go and even enjoy the predictability, you'll find yourself loving Baby Mama.

7/10


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