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"Baby Mama" (Blu-ray)

movie-september-2008-baby-mama.jpgSynopsis

Kate Holbrook (Fey) works for a PR firm that is helping Round Earth launch a new store that sells health foods and other such fare, in a neighborhood where the locals think the huge store will impact their lives.

Kate also knows she is approaching 40, is unmarried, and wants to have children. Unfortunately, the sperm bank does not help her get pregnant.

So, Kate approaches an organization called Chaffee Bicknell, and its president, by the same name (Weaver) says she will arrange for a surrogate mother to host Kate's fertilized egg.

Angie Ostrowiski (Poehler) is chosen as the surrogate mother, but Kate is horrified to see how poorly Angie takes care of herself, living on junk food.

When Angie breaks up with her boyfriend, she moves in with Kate, and that's when the real fun begins.

 

 

Specifications

  • Universal Pictures
  • 2008, Color, Rated PG-13, 1 Hr 39 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Directed by Michael McCullers
  • Starring Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Greg Kinnear, Sigourney Weaver, Steve Martin
    Rating
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  • Violence: No
  • Sex: Mild
  • Language: Mild

Commentary

This "Odd Couple" movie will make obsessive compulsive types out there cringe. Angie does not drink or smoke during the pregnancy, which is the important thing. I am not sure if junk food makes any difference though. Pregnant women like to eat all kinds of strange things, not necessarily what the outside observer might think is the "healthiest". In any case, this is a very funny movie and worth the rental. Steve Martin is hilarious as Round Earth's CEO.

Technical

The movie is shot with plenty of light and bright colors to exude Kate's optimism about life. Not having to deal with lots of shadows, the image jumps off the screen in high definition. The DTS HD Master Audio soundtrack is very crisp and detailed.

Extras

These include the director's commentary and a few other things.