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Baby Mama (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 25 April 2008 (USA)
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A successful, single businesswoman who dreams of having a baby discovers she is infertile and hires a working class woman to be her unlikely surrogate.

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Successful and single businesswoman Kate Holbrook has long put her career ahead of a personal life. Now 37, she's finally determined to have a kid on her own. But her plan is thrown a curve ball after she discovers she has only a million-to-one chance of getting pregnant. Undaunted, the driven Kate allows South Philly working girl Angie Ostrowiski to become her unlikely surrogate. Simple enough ... After learning from the steely head of their surrogacy center that Angie is pregnant, Kate goes into precision nesting mode: reading childcare books, baby-proofing the apartment and researching top pre-schools. But the executive's well-organized strategy is turned upside down when her Baby Mama shows up at her doorstep with no place to live. An unstoppable force meets an immovable object as structured Kate tries to turn vibrant Angie into the perfect expectant mom. In a battle of wills, they will struggle their way through preparation for the baby's arrival. And in the middle of this ... Written by Universal Pictures

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Would you put your eggs...in this basket? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language and a drug reference | See all certifications »

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25 April 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bébi mama  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,407,110 (USA) (27 April 2008)

Gross:

$60,269,340 (USA) (20 July 2008)
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Trivia

Greg Kinnear's Juice Shop was originally a tea shop, but was changed because the staff thought juice would be funnier. See more »

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Angie would never be able to be a surrogate without having a child of her own first. All reputable surrogacy agencies in the US require their surrogates to have had at least one full-term, live birth before becoming a surrogate. See more »

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Boo-Boo Buster: Well, you sure are getting an early jump on your baby-proofing! Don't worry about a thing; it shouldn't be a problem for anyone over 7.
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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Jump This Joint
Written by Tom Hall
Performed by Flattop Tom
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari / MasterSource
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Great Fun
27 July 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Due to my love of Tina Fey I went out of my way to see this film at the cinema; on first release it was only shown at 11-30 in the morning and I dragged my mum to watch in an empty theatre. All I can say is that it was worth the effort.

The two leads bounce off of one another with brilliant comic timing, and both manage to make their flawed characters utterly likable. Yes, the plot is predictable, and no, there is no joke that made me fall out of my seat. However, it did deliver on many levels. The comedy was sharp and although the ending was a little contrived it did manage to put a goofy smile on the face of a cynical teenager, IE moi. 'Baby Mama' is perfect chick fare, and I am disappointed in the cinemas who have cleared all their screens in preparation for the release of 'The Dark Knight'.

Poehler and Fey sparkled and were supported by an excellent cast; Steve Martin was odd, providing some light comedy, but it was Sigourney Weaver and Greg Kinnear (back on form and looking less haggard) whom i felt really carried the film in the absence of the two leads.

Baby Mama was refreshing and a great indication that we should see more of these two girls on the big screen.

4/5 Stars


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