Sharp comic talents collide in this hilarious comedy of opposites. Kate Holbrook (Tina Fey) an uptight single executive, has put her career first all her life. At 37, she finally decides to have a baby, but discovers she has only a small chance of becoming pregnant. Desperate, Kate decides to use a surrogate mom, but her uptight world is turned upside down when the free-spirited Angie (Amy Poehler) moves in to her apartment and the pair engage in a comic battle of wills.
If you’re after a lightweight, entirely predictable and inoffensive take on wannabe motherhood, then Baby Mama is for you. This is extremely safe and by the numbers, and would sit alongside other chick films reasonably well. A brief running time is ideally suited to a film that doesn’t have lofty intensions and seeks to entertain.