Baby Mama stars two of the funniest women on tv, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. But sadly this movie doesn’t measure up to how funny these women can truly be.Kate (Fey) is a very successful single business women, after putting her career before everything Kate is ready to become a mother. But after several attempts at getting pregnant herself she finds out that she just can’t have one and the adoption agency has denied her. So she decideds to go a different rout and gets a surrogate named Angie (Poehler). Angie is wild and unpredictable compare to conservative Kate. When Angie shows up at Kate’s doorstep with nowhere to go she takes her in and prepares for the unpredictable upcoming nine months.
I was really hoping that this movie would have been better then it ended up to be. From the trailer it looks funny but all the funny parts in the movie were featured in the trailer. Fey and Poehler were good in the material that they had to work with, but I can’t help to think that it could have been better. They should have given the script to Fey to see if she could have made it better.
The other thing that really bothered me about the movie was the directing. In several scenes you can cleary see the boom mike that hangs over the top of the actors heads. I don’t know if this was a first time director, but you figured you would say cut if you see anything out of sorts in a shot. Being that I’m going to school for film I squirmed in my seat everytime I saw that mike.
The movie really isn’t worth seeing in the theaters, and I’m suprised that it went to number one at the box office its first week. There were other films that were much better to see. I really do wish that this movie was better then it was but sadly it wasn’t. The chemistry between Fey and Poehler is the only thing that kept me going till the end, and they’re probably the only thing thats really good about this movie. This film basically comes down to being a rental when there is nothing else to watch.