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Baby Mama

Baby Mama
Tina Fey, Amy Pochler, Sigourney Weaver, Steve Martin and Greg Kinnear

Rated: PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language and a drug reference
Reviewed by: Chris  
Release date: April 25, 2008 Released by: Universal Studios, Inc.

"Saturday Night Live" alum Tina Fey and current cast member, zany Amy Pochler team up in a comedy about two very different women that come together for their own reasons.

Fey plays Kate Holbrook, an executive for a chain of health food stores. She's 37 years old, very successful and single, and what she wants most is a baby.

After attempting both adoption and insemination she finally decides to try a surrogate to carry her baby. Sigourney Weaver does a great turn as the head of an agency that Kate turns to.

Kate gets matched up with Angie (Poehler), the-surrogate-from-hell. She talks trash, is sloppy, irresponsible and a low-class nightmare. And when she moves in with Kate, who's precise and clean, it's easy to imagine the chaos that ensues.

Steve Martin has a humorous cameo and Greg Kinnear is good as a store owner who falls for Kate.

Poehler has a tendency to overdo her wackiness, and when one minute of a skit will do, why not have two or three seems to be the norm. Here, however it's the call of writer/director Michael McCullers, and he does draw things out a bit.

Fey and Pochler work well together and there's just enough laughs to make Baby Mama worth seeing.

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