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Baby Mama

If Baby Mama had any other title and starred anyone else other than SNL alumni Tina Fey and Amy Poehler I’d have turned off the trailer and thrown a brick through my neighbor’s window. And I’ve got no beef with my neighbor.

Consider the plot: A workaholic professional with broken junk (Fey) wants a baby and her only option is to hire the female equivalent (Poehler) of pretty much every character Adam Sandler’s ever played to be the surrogate mother. The two women are apparently opposites and I’m sure along the way they’ll discover they’ve got a lot more in common than they thought they had and blah blah blah blah blah. It looks like a Judd Apatow movie that underwent hormone therapy and started working for Lifetime.

You know, the more I think about it, the less I like it. Sure, that clip in the trailer, where Fey has the apartment baby-proofed and Poehler can’t figure out the lock on the toilet so she squats in the sink, looks like gold. And the black dude from 40 Year-Old Virgin as the doorman might be funny but I just don’t care as much as I should given how big a fan I am of both these ladies. I can see the disappointment from a mile off.

I guess there’s always the hope that this is one of those rare cases where the trailer paints a completely inaccurate picture of what the movie actually is. Maybe Poehler will miscarry and the two of them will become bounty hunters. Maybe the Chunk from The Goonies will show up to do the truffle shuffle. Maybe Lorne Michaels will be the sperm donor for the baby. Maybe I should stay home and watch SNL reruns instead. Maybe I’ll have to show up to the theater loaded as usual. Or maybe I’ll just wait for cable.

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