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Baby Mama 2008 ***

Tina Fey’s 30 Rock was peppered with references to great 80’s movies like Tootsie; in terms of transferring her comic talents to cinema, it’s a shame these kind of comedies are no longer in vogue. Baby Mama is Fey’s most accomplished venture so far, with writer/director Michael McCullers bringing the same free-wheeling style he brought to the second and third Austin powers scripts. Fey plays Kate, a successful businesswoman who can’t conceive, and employs the splendidly random Angie (Amy Poehler) to do the business. Fey and Poehler have considerable chemistry, as their Emmy awards shows have demonstrated, and the girls combine to engaging effect in this featherweight, very enjoyable farce.

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