Thursday, October 9, 2014

Baby Mama (2008)

IMDb plot summary: 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.
Directed by Michael McCullers. Starring Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Greg Kinnear, and Dax Shepard.

Well, this wasn't nearly as bad as I expected it to be. Oh, it's not good by any means, but it's not actively obnoxious. Just kind of... there. I even chuckled once or twice. Tina Fey is a reasonably likable protagonist in almost anything, even if she's not given much to do here. Amy Poehler is also more talented than this movie lets her show off, but there are some genuinely nice moments showcasing the relationship between their two characters. The supporting cast is decent as well, particularly Steve Martin whose small role is enough to show off his character without it getting old. Given the fact that I was expecting much less, this was a pleasant surprise. And in a nice 90-minute runtime, it was an easy, quick watch.

2.5 stars.

Flickchart: #1454 out of 2234, below Spider-Man 3 and above Palo Alto.

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