Baby Mama
Baby Mama (2008)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 9, 2008
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64%
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56%



Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Baby Mama is a lightweight, predictable comedy that ekes by on the strength of its performers.

Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

It's clumsy, not cute, an amateur show that's eager to amuse by any means.

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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

With a cast this great, is it so selfish to ask for something memorable?

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Although the big picture itself gets mushy, the small moments, especially involving Fey, are sharp.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

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.

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Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk

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.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Enough laughs for me to recommend.

Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

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.

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

Fey and Poehler have great chemistry and they truly compliment each other well

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Comedy about a woman in her late 30s considering all possibilities to become a mother and ending up with a rather unusual surrogate mum. The chemistry between… More
Cassie Hill
This movie was extremelly funny,and had touching moments in it too!!! Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were hilarious and Greg Kinnear was amazing as well :) :) :) Just… More
Jim Careter
It was okay, funny but nothing great, so I give it 3 stars.
Morgan Salem
SNL duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler make a very predictable, cheap but entertaining movie. No real worth, NOT a must see but if your bored at a new years eve… More
Matt Goodman
Kate: My avatar's dressed like a whore! Two hilarious female actors put into a surrogate film? How could this not be funny? That is what I said going… More
Richard C
it was okay. there were some funny parts. it's not a bad movie but it's not anything special and can be skipped. C+

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