"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.