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Baby Mama

Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 135 (Oct 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Greg Kinnear, Dax Shepard, Romany Malco, Maura Tierney, Holland Taylor, James Rebhorn & Sigourney Weaver

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features on the DVD include commentary by cast and crew, an alternate ending, six minutes of deleted scenes, a three-minute featurette Saturday Night Live: A Legacy Of Laughter, a ten-minute making-of featurette, and previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 61105038
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

For crude and sexual humor, language and a drug reference
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 99
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2008
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/09/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Michael McCullers
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Single and successful, Kate (Fey) is the youngest vice president her company has ever had. Kate has long put her career ahead of a personal life, but now she is ready to start a family. Because of her advancing maternal years and deformed uterus, Kate is told that she has a one-in-a-million chance of conceiving a child. But Kate didn't get where she is in life by lying idly by waiting for solutions, instead she decides to hire a surrogate to carry her child for her. When Angie (Poehler), Kate's Baby Mama, shows up on her doorstep with no place to live, a comedy of errors ensues when highly structured Kate attempts to turn the free-spirited Angie into a perfect expectant mother. (Stacey Pendry)

DVD Picture:
Noticeably heavy compression artifacts and soft sharpness can damage the anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD. Black levels are elevated, and shadows generally look flat. There are scenes, however, where near-black shadows are rendered well. Fleshtones have a pink hue, and the picture is generally too bright. Colors are fairly well balanced, though. Compression artifacts can be recognized on occasion, and while edge enhancement is subtle, it is noticeable on high-contrast transitions. (Danny Richelieu)

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