Baby Mama (2008)

I hate to say I’m enjoying our free 3-month trial of HBO and Cinemax, but I am.  We are not going to keep them, but I will miss them when they are gone. I’ll miss such easily ready access to movies, especially the ones I wouldn’t even put on my Netflix queue, such as Baby Mama.

Baby Mama is one of those movies that I’m not against, but it doesn’t pass that threshold of interest to get me to put a lot of effort into watching it. Even though I like Tina Fey a lot, sadly, the effort we’re talking about is adding it to a virtual queue with a few clicks, opening the mailer a few days later, and putting it in the DVD player.  Sad, isn’t it?  26 years ago, did we not have to have to get up to change the TV channel?

Tina Fey’s character suffers from the dreaded ticking biological clock, and wants a baby.  She has difficulty conceiving in-vitro, so she hires a surrogate service, and that’s how Amy Poehler’s character comes into the picture.  Amy Poehler and her “common-law” husband, played by Dax Shepard, are the white trash types to add the comedy, resultin the ensueing hilarity.  Other supporting cast members are Greg Kinnear, Sigourney Weaver (who was actually funny in her scenes), Steve Martin, and Maura Tierney (total waste of her time.)  Oh, and the requisite slew of SNL former cast mates.

It wasn’t a bad movie.  It was okay.  It’s more chick flick than anything.  It had its funny moments, but not as wity as maybe Mean Girls, Tina Fey’s previous outing.  You could probably assess it right up there with the rest of the chick-flick comedies. There were certainly a number of times where Tina and Amy are just riffing against each other, and some of them were humorous.

Kate Holbrook: So… How long have you two been together?
Angie Ostrowiski: We met the summer after I discontinued high school, and we’ve been together ever since.
Angie Ostrowiski: He never officially asked me to be his wife but he never asked me to not be his wife either so, things are going pretty good.

This is a movie that is worth watching if it’s already on, your butt was already glued to the couch, and you caught it at the beginning. Sorry, Tina.

Baby Mama (2008)

Baby Mama (2008)

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