Baby Mama

Hard to believe it has been over a month since I said I would review this movie — time flies…

So I found myself with some time to kill and near the Seminole Town Center theater, I decided to go check out Baby Mama.  Now, as Spaldy can attest to, there is something I just love about seeing Tina Fey or Amy Poehler on screen — combining them?!?!?!?! You know I am going to check it out…

The story centers on Fey’s character, a career woman trying to have a baby but unable to.  Choosing to go with surrogacy, she is paired up with Poehler, who agrees to carry her baby.  I wish at this point I could say a smart, funny movie unfolded…

Unfortunately, wishes do not always come true.

What ends up unfolding on the screen is a predictable mess — something that should have aired on ABC Family and not wasted the talents of Fey, Poehler, Greg Kinnear, or Sigourney Weaver.  I love all of these actors and enjoy much of what they produce onscreen.  Maybe that is why I am so disappointed in this movie.  In reviewing the credits at the end, I noted that there were four writers credited, none of them Fey.  That makes me feel a little better, but looking at this publicity shot, I get the feeling that Fey knew it wasn’t going to be good.

Baby Mama

My advice: see it on cable, but don’t get your hopes up….

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