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LONG gone are the days when a mother tied on her apron to cook and clean while father ventured out to work, earning the money to keep their cherubic 2.4 children in school uniforms and satchels.

Baby Mama is an entertaining comedy about one such corporate high-flyer and her hilarious journey of self-discovery in the company of a ballsy, trailer trash surrogate. It is unabashedly frothy fun that provides plum roles for Saturday Night Live cohorts Tina Fe, right, and Amy Poehler as the unlikely buddies. Successful Philadelphia businesswoman Kate Holbrook (Fey) has sacrificed her dream of raising a child to climb the corporate ladder at an organic food chain. Cursed with a peculiarly shaped uterus, Kate turns to surrogacy doyenne Chaffee Bicknell (Sigourney Weaver) to find her a healthy, walking womb. She provides dim-witted yet iovable Angie Ostrowiski (Poehler) who accepts the assignment in exchange for EUR100,000, to the delight of her scheming husband Carl.

Baby Mama doesn't have a single mean-spirited bone in its body and it certainly delivers plenty of belly laughs along the way.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jul 25, 2008
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