Friday Night Movies

This Week’s Big-Screen Goody:

Fellow GoodyBlogger Josh and I took a field trip to see the new comedy, Baby Mama (rated PG-13). We consider ourselves the Tina Fey/Amy Poehler duo of the office. The only problem is we always argue over who gets to be Tina Fey (we <3 her brilliance). Now we’re fighting to see which one of us has to be the baby mama–my money’s on Josh. Needless to say, we were SO excited about this movie.

A little background for you in case you haven’t seen the trailer. Tiny Fey plays a woman with a "T" shaped uterus, which apparently means she can’t carry a baby to term. So, she hires a surrogate (Amy Poehler) to do it for her, and that’s where the hilarity ensues. The first half of the film didn’t disappoint. Josh and I were in stitches, especially during the childproofing and prenatal vitamins scenes (why do they make those pills so large, anyways?). Unfortunately, the second half of the movie was a bit of a letdown. I won’t give anything away, but it takes some weird twists and turns that didn’t work for us. In the end, we still love watching these ladies together in anything, so we gave the film a "B" as the final grade (A+ for the first part, C for the second). If you’re big fans like us, you may still want to hire a babysitter and check it out in the theaters. IfJk_5 not, just wait for the DVD.

BTW, the film has a fun site called Baby Mama Maker, where you can take a photo of yourself and a friend and create a composite of what your child will look like. Here is a picture of our…. Girl? Boy? Baby? Click here, and scroll down for real photos of Josh and I. Please tell me you don’t see any resemblance. Please? Maybe we should hold off on this baby-mama plan.


This Week’s DVD Goodies:

Best of Backyard Habitat

Gumby: the Movie

Todd World, Vol. 3
Wonder Pets: Save the Beetles!


The Put-Your-Kids-to-Bed-First Pick of the Week:


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  1. by Bridget

    On April 25, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Hate to tell ya but there is a resemblance… ;)

  2. by Jill H

    On April 25, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    So true about the prenatal vitamins. Thanks for the review

  3. by Smellyann

    On April 26, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Okay, hubs and I went to see it last night, and we were disappointed in the WHOOOOLE THING. It was a bomb for both of us. Anything remotely funny was shown on the commercials. Neither of us laughed out loud once. Steve Martin was dumb in it. AFAIC, it blew!

  4. by Reyna

    On April 27, 2008 at 2:57 am

    My baby turned out so ugly and scary on the BabyMaker!!!

  5. by Sheryl

    On April 27, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    I liked it. It’s probably better than 90% of the comedies out this year. But it wasn’t as good as I thought it would be. I expect more from Tina Fey.

  6. by Kourtney

    On April 28, 2008 at 10:05 am

    Sheryl, Tina Fey didn’t write this one. It probably would have been better if she had.