Baby Mama (12A)
Friday 25 July 2008
Tina Fey, who wrote a terrific comedy in Mean Girls, is also proving a pretty good comic actress, in 30 Rock.
What a pity this movie can't supply her with comparable material. She plays top exec Kate, who has just realised, aged 37, that she can't have a baby – so she pays a white-trash younger woman, Angie (Amy Poehler), to be a surrogate mother for her.
When Angie dumps her waster boyfriend and moves into Kate's flat, the scene is set for odd-couple sparks to fly – the slobette versus the control freak – but Michael McCullers' script is soft-headed to the point of inanity. Greg Kinnear will never play a wimpier love interest than the juice-bar owner he does here. Steve Martin fares better as Kate's New Age-blathering boss, whose boast about the "amazing salmon" he ate with Native Americans is almost worth the ticket price. Almost.
Watch Baby Mama trailer
Artists unveils new exhibition inspired by Hastings beachart
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Apple has installed security backdoors on 600m iPhones and iPads, claims security researcher
- 2 UK pirates will get four warning letters a year
- 4 Is Gideon Levy the most hated man in Israel or just the most heroic?
- 5 Israel-Gaza conflict: Deadly flechette shells 'used by Israeli military in Gaza Strip’
Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley star in trailer for new Alan Turing film The Imitation Game
Fight Club 2: Chuck Palahniuk sequel is a 'meta-fictional comment on the cultural response to the original'
It looks like Krusty the Clown is the major Simpsons character death
Star Wars 7: Plot details 'leak', with sequel's opening sequence and premise revealed
Panic! At The Disco donate $1000 to gay rights group after Westboro Baptist Church picket
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash: 'Nine Britons, 23 Americans and 80 children' feared dead after Boeing passenger jet is 'shot down' near Ukraine-Russia border
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains