75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Best when skewering New Age entrepreneurs for what might be called Compassionate Capitalism. Steve Martin is sublime as Kate's boss, Barry, purveyor of organic food and Zen koans.
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75

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Even though Kinnear is meant to be obvious love interest, it's the relationship between Kate and Angie that becomes the film's central story, making this comedy sweeter -- and more honest in its depiction of class difference -- than one might otherwise expect.
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75

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
It's the chemistry between the stars that makes the film stand out in a drab spring.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Although the big picture itself gets mushy, the small moments, especially involving Fey, are sharp.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Though the competition hasn't exactly been stiff, Fey and Poehler may well be the best female comedy duo since Lucy and Ethel.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
In this era of Apatow and Ferrell and Rogen and Wilson, of men monopolizing movie comedy, Baby Mama feels absurdly momentous, and even political. Fey and Poehler aren't just taking back control of their bodies. They're taking back control of their profession.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Baby Boom serves up plenty of smart, knowing laughs early on, but by the time it hits the third act (or would that be trimester?), it barely crawls to the finish line.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
In a pleasing contrast to Fey's sharpness, Poehler keeps her performance unpredictable and fuzzy. In this just-add-water comedy, a very funny movie star is born.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
You could blast for it, and you still won't find 30 uninterrupted seconds of truth in Baby Mama. The characters are lies. Their emotional workings are lies. The jokes are based on lies about human behavior.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The show is redeemed by its co-stars, up to a point. They struggle womanfully, and sometimes successfully, to find truth in the script's silly symphony of false notes.
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55 out of 100
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