Movie Stats & Links
||Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Steve
Martin, Sigourney Weaver, Greg Kinnear, Dax Shepard, Maura
Universal Studios Home Entertainment
||They will be bored
and you will probably have to answer where babies actually
movie on The Dudette Scale.
and pushed up boobies are all you will get.
||Umm, no again.
||Probably more for
the dudettes who can understand it more than us dudes.
||The shower scene
(Dudes, it's not what you instantly put into your head).
||"My avatar is
dressed like a whore!"
Cool Things About the DVD
||Yup, it's got the
standard English, French, and Spanish options.
|Buy a Blue-Ray !
||You've already got
the widescreen T.V., so get the DVD player that lets you
experience things like "U-Control," real-time
picture-in-picture behind the scenes, and create your own
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necessary for this movie, but you might as well get that
surround sound system anyway.
||The extras are
pretty standard, but entertaining enough to give you a few
more minutes with the movie. If the movie made you
laugh, don't skip the deleted scenes, there are a couple of
gut-busters in there.
I saw "Baby Mama" in the theater, and even though this movie
screamed dudette-flick, I enjoyed it. The weird thing
is that as I watched the DVD, pretty much everything I
thought in the theater crept back into my head, and you know
what? I still liked it.
A Movie/DVD Review
"Baby Mama" is a tough movie to review,
but not because of the content but maybe just
because I see too many movies. The reason I say that is
because as the movie starts out, I was buying the entire
process, but the movie shifted to "letís put in a twist" and
then "make the ending obvious mode." I was already set with
the original "obvious ending mode," but I pretty much
hated the one the movie finished with. I suppose weíll start
with the basic story, firstÖ
Tina Fey, she of "Saturday Night Live," "30 Rock," and
"Mean Girls" fame plays Kate. Kate is a 37 year old business
woman who has given up love and children for her career, and
although sheís not looking for love, she now wants a baby.
Unfortunately for Kate she is cursed with a T-shaped uterus,
which I guess means it is nearly impossible for her to conceive
a baby, even when she
was going the sperm donor/in vitro route. Adoption isnít an option
for her, either, so she ends up looking for a surrogate mother
with the help of Chaffee Bicknell (Sigourney Weaver) and her
surrogate agency. Enter Angie (Amy Pohler) and Carl (Dax
Shepard), two, over-the-top, for no better way to put it,
white trash folks, looking for a paycheck. Angie agrees to
have Kateís baby, Angie and Carl break up so Angie moves in
with Kate, and we now have a white trash girl living with
a female executive, but they both have a lot they can learn
from each other, especially Kate as she finds a new man, Rob
(Greg Kinnear), while Angie, well, she needs to learn some
basic manners and how to sing.
Kate are bonding as Angie moves along in her pregnancy, and for
me the new love interest and Kateís over-aggressive mother
were fun enough, but suddenly Michael McCullers (he wrote
and directed the movie), I guess, felt the movie needed some
kind of diabolical turn to mix things up. I didnít need
mixing up, and once the mixing up happened I instantly knew
how this movie was going to end.
Now that might sound a bit obscure, but I really hate to
give this movie away by saying anything else, thus ruining
it for most of you, the casual movie-goer. Ughh, I so want
to give it away!!!!
So let me get to the good and ignore the bad; Tina Fey
and Amy Pohler were fantastic as polar opposites actually
needing each other and letting their bond as baby mama and
surrogate mama grow. Hooray! Sigourney Weaver was great as the
creepy, overly fertile Chaffee Bicknell. And the person who
made me crack up the most was Steve Martin as Barry, the
hippie/guru/wanting his new store to have the "essence of a
shell he found on the beach while he was walking" man. So as far
as star-power goes, Iíve got to recommend "Baby Mama," even
for the dudes. For me, well, I was just disappointed the
film folks felt they needed to "stir-up" the original story.
Letís see, me, being disappointed in the ending story,
Iím giving the movie 2 Ĺ stars, but on "The Dudette" scale
the movie is probably the perfect length with an uber-happy
ending for 5 stars on that scale. Iíll average them together
and round up because I loved Steve Martinís character and
Tina Feyís slutty outfit therefore leaving "Baby Mama" with 4 stars
out of 5.
For you dudettes out there, especially those that are
mama's, go ahead and round up your
dudette friends and have a dudette DVD viewing party,
leaving the kids with your dude, and for you
dudes out there, "Baby Mama" isnít that horrible, and just remember
payback can be a bitch when you rent
As far as the DVD goes, I'm still in the dark ages,
without a Blu-Ray player, so I couldn't partake in cooler
things like getting insights into scenes instantly, without
stopping the movie, or having to listen to the entire
commentary, and fine, as much as I liked the movie, I don't
think I would be creating clips, "My Scenes" as they would
be on the Hi-Def side, but on the standard DVD side, I have
to say I was happier with the actual ending, rather than the
alternate ending, there were a couple of quick, "Hey, this
is how this movie ended up being made!" clips, but I have to
say that there were a couple of deleted scenes, that
although I can understand why they were deleted, they were
funny as hell. Do your self a favor and at least watch
the deleted scenes.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!