Baby Mama (2008) - Comedy, Romance

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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.

Director: Michael McCullers
Stars: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler
Length: 99 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 28 out of 104 found boring (26.92%)

One-line Reviews (74)

The plot was completely predictable.

"Baby Mama" is certainly an enjoyable enough movie.

I did enjoy this film very much, and I would highly recommend it to someone who watches SNL frequently and likes Poehler's style of humor, or someone who just wants to go to the movies to have fun and feel good.

In fact, the movie's only real engaging performance and character comes from the underused talents of Romany Malco who gets lumbered with playing a door-man.

It was the chemistry between Tina Fay and Amy Poehler that really made this film and the same script in lesser hands could have fallen to the low levels of repetitive drivel that Drew Barrymore films usually make their home.

I expected more from this movie because of their talent but it is still worth watching for sure and is a good mostly family friendly comedy to watch.

Some negative points I found on this movie are its tired speeches of feminism,the bland romance and the cheap lessons of friendship.

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.

I really didn't want to see it particularly, but watched it after my daughter said she enjoyed it.


It's asinine and predictable, and it contains every cliché in the book about career women, pregnancy, fertility treatment, African American men, vegans, organic food, white trash, and what have you.

There are to many comedies that are just boring.

Consisting mainly of very routine, cliché jokes based around an odd couple (rich and poor) trying to live with each other as they prepare to bring a baby into the world, the film is far too esoteric to deliver laughs outside its very thin demographic.

Other than that, the movie does get pretty predictable in the end.

Yes, the story is predictable and there are a few plot holes too.

Without giving the jokes away, all I can really say is the film is largely predictable.

Boring, predictable and most importantly...

Their performance determine how this film is going to be and make the two opposite personality from Kate Holbrook and Angie Ostrowiski enjoyable to watch.

Yes, the plot is predictable, and no, there is no joke that made me fall out of my seat.

While the film "Baby Mama" might not be her most notable exploit, it's brand of subtle humor works in her favor and makes for an enjoyable film.

In this respect Baby Mama avoids being unbearable, but never convinces in being anything remarkable or worthy of a look to anyone outside of its immediate audience; a comedic dud and a romantic mismatch, Baby Mama is too light-headed to be interesting and too shallow to be entertaining.

Romany Malco (memorable as Andy's horned-up co-worker in "The 40-Year-Old Virgin") is given little to do as the streetwise doorman, the same fate of Maura Tierney bland as Kate's supportive sister.

Waste of time and waste of money!

I soooo wanted to turn it off and go on to better things about 10 minutes into it and stopped myself by thinking: It's Tina!

The dialogue between them surprisingly lacked personality, conforming to predictable clichéd traits for each character.

The movie basically follows the predictable, if still funny, "odd couple" formula.

It was sort of boring in the beginning and was to slow moving.

'Baby Mama' isn't exactly genius or a masterpiece, but it is an entertaining buddy comedy with some good acting and like-able characters.

I'm sure female audiences in a similar boat as lead character Kate may get a slight kick out of the proceedings, but anyone else will probably just feel numb and probably bored.

The ending was predictable as soon as you heard her character couldn't get pregnant.

It proves too that good things happen unexpected and in the strangest ways like having a baby!

"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.

I found it entertaining, and recommend it.

So with that, I highly recommend it!


What happens to Tina Fey's character right at the end of the movie was extremely predictable.

An entertaining lightweight comedy that is finely served by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler .

Though predictable, Baby mama works in it's way.

Movie was very slow ans boring.

Fey and Poehler work well together and there were individual moments where I thought that they could actually bring it to a higher level but that moment never came because of the rather mundane plot.

To encapsulate: it is something like an appalling soap opera with quick, predictable resolutions to each and every scene.

Kate is an order-nut, Angie is a messy free-spirit, put them together and you have the most predictable storyline ever told.

This is a good entertaining movie, not too much realism though.

I liked that there were some shocking or unpredictable parts in the film, like when we find out that Angie was faking her pregnancy.

Baby Mama is grade-A, hammy, plastic tinsel-town with capital bore topped with sugar.

Very predictable and only a few laughs .

All of these pull together to produce sufficient and consistent enough laughs to end up with a film that you will leave remembering as entertaining.

Fey & Poehler proved that they are "ready for Hollywood prime-time thespian players" with their entertaining & captivating performances.

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.

It to boring and stupid to be a 6.

Cons: The plot is too flat, too simple, and too predictable.

I almost feel that this comment doesn't even need a spoiler tag because of how predictable the film was.

The screenplay telegraphs everything and by and large, it's boring.

The problem is that the movie they are in is very predictable.

The movie also has a predictable arc, and even though there are two major plot twists they will come as a surprise to no one.

Don't expect too much, but worth the watch.

Due to my love of Tina Fey I went out of my way to see this film at the cinema; on first release it was only shown at 11-30 in the morning and I dragged my mum to watch in an empty theatre.

One of the worst movies I've ever seen.

So what actually makes this film original (that is, not focusing on the romantic relationship, but rather the maternal one), also makes it completely pointless to men.

Super boring and girly.

Pros: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are strong actresses and are able to keep the film interesting, even though the plot is predictable and too simple; the two have enough chemistry to keep the film from becoming boring.

Don't get me wrong, I love Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and I think they're hilarious in 30 Rock and Parks & Recreation, but this has to be one of the worst movies I've ever seen!

Director Michael McCullers avoids the trap of being self-indulgent with his own script.

Predictable Farce Driven by a Deafening Biological Clock and a Familiar "Odd Couple" Set-Up .

A lot of laughs are to be had in this movie, an engaging buddy comedy with the excellent proved comediennes Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.

Instead the wifey drags me off to be bored to tears watching this film about a baby and a mama.

The score is the worst - really bland and really badly misjudged.

Funny and milked style comedy of female bonding, that leads to unexpected babies.

Of course you saw the ending coming within the first half-hour, you'd seen a lot of the gags done before, but nevertheless it was still an entertaining way to spend a couple of hours.

Entertaining enough if you're a Fey or Poehler fan.

What truly bites here is Fey's concluding surprise, which comes off as totally contrived.

The film has Romany Malco, the hilarious Steve Martin, Dax Shepard of "Idiocracy", Sigourney Weaver (an actually FUNNY female) and Greg Kinnear, who in particular is given the awful and painfully predictable role of Tina Fey's love interest.

And anyone who calls it stupid or pointless is simply uneducated and unsympathetic in matters of infertility.

We both figured the movie would end in a certain predictable way.