Film Fans split on the drama in 'Baby Mama'

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2 stars out of 4

This movie provides nothing new and is predictable throughout. Although the cast is recognizable, they don't rise above their television roots. The laughs are few and far between. You may read favorable reviews, but that can only be from low expectations prior to their viewing. I like Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and unfortunately expected too much. Don't spend your hard-earned money seeing this in the theater. The level of "Saturday Night Live" cast movies vary in the laughs they provide. This one will leave you unsatisfied. "Baby Mama" is nothing more than average and better saved for your rental list.

- Sean Ahern, Buford

3 stars out of 4

"Baby Mama" is a fun movie with lots of laughs. I definitely enjoyed the cute and clever dialogue and all the crazy characters. The talented cast members were all believable in their often over-the-top roles and I enjoyed all the silly scenes. The plot was pretty unique with some twists and turns along the way. I especially enjoyed the performance of Amy Poehler, as Angela, the surrogate mom, who definitely kept the audience smiling. Tina Fey, as Kate, the mommy wannabe, was also great. This movie is a nice way to spend an enjoyable evening.

- Cindy Evans, Duluth