TINA FEY FOR VICE PRESIDENT!
By a customer
, 28 Nov 2008
(3 1/2 stars)
You got to love Tina Fey. Anyone who can pull off an impersonation of Sarah Palin like she did on Saturday Night Live deserves mounts of Kudos. We already knew she was funny, witty and a very talented actress (for proof see Mean Girls/ 30 Rock).
Fey is indeed the reason to watch Baby Mama, she gets the best bits and lines by far ('I really don't like your uterus.'-'Stop saying that!!'), while Amy Poehler's portrayal of the aura reading but otherwise bad news loan mama is run of the mill at best, grating at the the worst.
Baby Mama does not pretend to be anything other than good humoured, kinda feel good, lightweight entertainment- and as such it is just what it says on the baby food tin. Tina plays the career driven, bit prim, well off woman who gets told she in all likelihood cannot have kids. She signs up with Sigourney Weaver (fabulous by the way) for a rent-a-mom, i.e. Amy Poehler receiving lots of money to carry Tina's child. Needless to say, things go a bit awry and see the two very different women clash and come to heads.
No brownie points for guessing any of the plot twists or outcomes, but hey: watch it in the light hearted spirit it is aimed at and you might even enjoy it.
GOOD, BUT NOT GREAT.
SEE THIS IF YOU LIKED
* MEAN GIRLS
* BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE
* SWEET HOME ALABAMA
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