See this weekend: Baby Mama
Fri Apr 25 2008
If you do one thing this weekend, go see Baby Mama in theaters. The comedy starring SNL vets Tina Fey and Amy Poehler kicked off the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday and opens to the public tonight. At a screening I went to this morning (for moms and their infants--so cute!), TFF organizers said they chose the flick because they thought New Yorkers--in light of the current state of the economy, politics, etc--desperately needed to laugh. And laugh, you will.
Fey stars as Kate, a successful, single, 37-year-old woman who desperately wants a baby. Enter her surrogate, Poehler's trashy Angie, who comes to live with Kate after getting into a fight with her common-law husband (Dax Shepard). As Kate's doorman (Romany Malco) so eloquently tells her, she's got some major "baby mama drama." Plus, guest appearances by Steve Martin and Sigourney Weaver compliment the funny-lady duo in their respective roles as a the hippie head of an organic food chain and the overly fertile madame, so-to-speak, of a surrogate agency that prides itself on "outsourcing" baby making.
Share your thoughts on the movie below, and make sure to check out my interview with Tina Fey next week. She gabbed all about parenting in the city (she lives on the Upper West Side and has a two-year-old daughter, Alice), and let me to tell you, her life doesn't sound all that different from most city moms I've met (well, you know, except for that whole fame thing).
While Baby Mama is rated PG-13 and okay for older kids, they probably won't be as humored by it as you.
Read Time Out New York's official review of Baby Mama and buy your tickets now.