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Baby Mama (2008)

Written By Awir Aditya on Friday, July 13, 2012 | 12:55 PM


Genre: Comedy/Drama/Romance

Starring: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Greg Kinnear, Dax Shepard, Romany Malco

Who says you need to be married to become a mother? Who says you even need a partner to become a mother? Who says you even need to get pregnant to become a mother? Katherine Holbrook (Fey) is a successful corporate employee who chose promotions over starting a family. Now 37, she feels the need to become a mother and eventually start a family. Without a boyfriend or a husband, normal conception gets ruled out. Her adoption requests never get sanctioned since she is single and her abnormally shaped uterus does not allow her to use donated sperms. Her only option now is to opt for a surrogate mother where her ovaries would be used but the child would be carried by another lady. Enter Angie (Poehler) a low-income girl who many would classify as 'white trash' who decides to become Kate's baby mama. Kate works for a company that sells organic products and hence despises anything chemical or artificial. It's more than just an uphill task to get Angie to stop the Pringles, Dr. Pepper and Laughing Cow and switch over to pea soup, carrots and orange juice. The movie is a light entertainer which has a decent set of twists, humour and drama to make it a well-rounded movie. An easy and smooth watch which you can never really go wrong with.

Thumbs up: Decent sprinkling of humour on the drama
Thumbs down: Some more LOL humour would have made it more appealing

Rating: 6.8/10
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