Sunday, September 28, 2008

Baby Mama (spoiler warning)

O.K. so although many of you may have already seen this movie, I waited for it to come out on dvd.  But I figured I would place a little spoiler warning for those of you who haven't watched it yet.  If you haven't watched and still want to then I would not read below the line

Alright so I thought it was really lame. I know it is a movie, but come on.  It was completely unrealistic.  For those of us IF soldiers it is one of those slap in the face scenarios where the woman can't get pregnant and tries everything only to magically get pregnant once she thought she was having a baby via a surrogate.  What the hell.  And it really annoyed me that the surrogate did not get a beta after her transfer.  I know it would have changed the plot slightly but it would have made a lot more sense.  Then there is the case of the Tina Fey character only finding out that she has a T shaped uterus after all of her 9IUIs and IVFs fail.  WTF.  Wouldn't she have found that out before hand.  Whatever.  

The one thing I did like was the annoyance that Tina Fey felt over the surrogate company owner getting pregnant at a late age naturally.  I could actually relate to that.  

Altogether it was a relatively cute film.  I expected more from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.  I just thought it would have been a lot funnier.    


Christine said...

I actually thought the film was a horrible slap in the face of many ladies going through IF issues. I know it was supposed to be a comedy, but come on........this is a serious subject that affects 1 in 4 couples.

nancy said...

Those same points annoyed the hell out of me too. I know it's a 'popular topic' right now in hollywood, but it's also a serious one. get it right.


kate said...

I, too, just recently finally saw this movie. I totally love Tina Fey, and I, too, expected so much more. Mostly the movie was just stupid. The funny stuff wasn't funny enough and the poignant/touching stuff wasn't genuine enough.

And like you, the only thing I really related to was the annoyance at the 60 yr old program director getting knocked up repeatedly so easily!

Overall, a big fat thumbs down from me. It's too bad. I really did want to have a reason to look past the bad IF storyline and just laugh anyway, but that totally didn't happen.