Baby Mama Comes to DVD September 9th

09/08/2008 at 05:00 PM ET

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.

–Danielle

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ms. jaQ on

i’ve wanted to be a surrogate since i had my son, five years ago, so i am quite interested in seeing this movie… jealous, though~ unfortunately, i live in michigan, where surrogacy is illegal~ one of the most ridiculous laws i’ve ever heard of.

Mom2boys on

This movie is freakin’ hilarious!

Charlotte on

This is my favourite movie! I LOVE Tina and Amy, they are hysterical in this film!
So funny!

Cher on

I loved this movie. Doesn’t Tina Fey look like Gov. Sarah Palin?

lilith on

Danielle, I completely agree with you. The movie was good, but could’ve been better, or maybe it was just our high expectations in Tina’s and Amy’s work😉. Anyway, this film is a great DVD buy, you’ll have a good time watching it from your own sofa. And Romany Malco isn’t on Weeds anymore😦 , I loved him on this show.

ms. jaQ., don’t expect any hard facts about surrogacy here, it’s a comedy after all 🙂.

DLR on

Okay, rented the movie tonight. I give it a big thumbs down. I’ll stick with 30Rock (although I hear it won’t be around much longer).

Bancie1031 on

Rented it last night and it wasn’t as good as I thought that it would be, but it was an ok movie.

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