Baby Mama Comes to DVD September 9th
I love me some Tina Fey so I couldn’t wait to see Baby Mama,but being a baby mama myself I didn’t make it to the theaters in time.But with the release of the movie on DVD on September 9th, I was able tosnag a review copy.
Tina plays career woman Kate Holbrook who recently decided she wantsa baby, but her T-shaped uterus won’t let her. Instead, he opts for surrogacyin the form of Amy Poehler‘s South Philly girl from the block,Angie Ostrowiski. Before Angie even starts showing, Kate’s already infull nesting mode, reading Dr. Sears, hiring a professionalbaby-proofer (you’ve probably seen the scene where Angie can’t figureout how to open the toilet lock and is busted by Kate peeing in thesink), and looking into preschools. While it’s obvious that Kate isvery prepared to be a mom, it’s clear that Angie, whose junk foodhabits drive Kate nuts and who leaves her boyfriend and moves in withKate, isn’t up on the latest pregnancy do’s and don’ts. There’s a twistthat I won’t spoil for you, but I will say that in true movie form,lessons are learned, but not in a corny way. Sigourney Weaver plays the head of the surrogate agency, Greg Kinnear is Kate’s love interest, and the awesome Romany Malco (from Weeds and The 40 Year Old Virgin) plays Kate’s doorman/friend.
Special DVD bonus features include a few deleted scenes, analternate ending, two featurettes, and commentary by the producer LorneMichaels, director Michael McCullers (also from SNL), and Tina and Amy.
Frankly, my expectations were low because most SNL vehicles fallflat, but I was pleasantly surprised. The dialogue isn’t as hilariousas 30 Rock or Weekend Update, but it was entertaining and not entirelypredictable. One thing that did bother me a little bit was theinaccuracy of the whole surrogate thing. In reality, Angie would neverbe considered for surrogacy because of her unstable relationship andthe fact that she had never been pregnant before, let alone givenbirth. However, when you watch a movie, you have to suspend disbeliefso I was able to enjoy it despite the inaccuracy.
While I’d say the film wasn’t quite "hilarious" as promised, I recommend any fan of Tina or Amy check it out.