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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… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

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"Baby Mama adheres fairly closely to the conventions of the studio comedy, although it's never actually predictable, probably because the characters and subject matter are so novel."
‑ Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times
"It's clumsy, not cute, an amateur show that's eager to amuse by any means."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"Baby Mama is far more funny than it has any right to be and boasts a dynamite pairing that shows plenty of promise for the future: here's hoping Fey and Poehler pick something a little less formulaic for their next project."
‑ Ali Gray, TheShiznit.co.uk
"Fey and Pohler are an appealing pair, with Fey's wry, deadpan delivery a perfect complement to Poehler's fearlessly juvenile brand of humor."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"Baby Mama quickly and lazily adopts all the annoying attributes of the usual fare."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Although the big picture itself gets mushy, the small moments, especially involving Fey, are sharp."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"Yes, the film doesn't offer many surprises and grows soft and predictable by its conclusion. But it does avoid the sappy sentimentality of the genre. The movie -- and its lead actresses -- charms us more than we might expect."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"Fey and Poehler have great chemistry and they truly compliment each other well"
‑ Jeffrey Lyles, Lyles' Movie Files
"The reason this movie works so well though, is similar to why a good romantic comedy works. The chemistry between the two leads, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler is fantastic."
‑ Scott Nash, Three Movie Buffs
"Austin Powers screen mastermind Michael McCullers is the guy behind this sorta same-sex parenting satire, as SNL's Tina Fey and Amy Poehler do an extreme odd couple for laughs duet, ripping into the burgeoning baby consumer industry."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"Enough laughs for me to recommend."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"I'm not making claims that Baby Mama transcends the format's routine progressions -- opposites not only attract, they learn from each other -- only that, within these conventions, the movie is smart, funny and beguiling."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"This is one of those terrible terrible creations that just leaves me feeling a little uneasy about the way the film industry works."
‑ Mike Edwards, What Culture
"I've been majorly disappointed by romantic comedies over the past year or so."
‑ JoBlo, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"It's very much the women's show, and they prove enjoyable company, but there's more sugar than vinegar in the script which is stretched to find laughs."
‑ Des Partridge, Courier Mail (Australia)
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