Did you guys know Baby Mama comes out today? I don't know how you could know, since we've only been yammering about it for the past four months. Anyway, the reviews are in, and they are a mixed bag. For those late to the party, Baby Mama tells the story of Kate (Tina Fey), a woman in her late 30s who is desperate for a child. When she finds out that she can't have one, she hires trashy Angie (Amy Poehler) to be her surrogate, and Angie ends up moving in with Kate. Then Odd-Couple style wackiness ensues. Whether or not reviewers liked the movie, L.A. Times film critic Carina Chocano makes an excellent point about Fey: "Fey has spent several years proving that she's very good at what she does, and she may spend the next few years having to prove that she deserves any success that comes her way. But hey, this is America — where the fact that a woman is running for president is still talked about with a kind of gee-whiz-look-how-far-we've-come disingenuousness, despite the many countries that have already seen one or more women presidents. If a Fey backlash happens, I hope Hillary buys her a drink." A reviewer round-up of Baby Mama after the jump.
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