Okay, so this was better than I expected it would be. Still, that isn't saying much, now is it?
And to be honest, there were parts of it I liked. And I think that I even liked it more than SHR. Fey and Poehler are always fun. But come on, this movie is ridiculous. I know we are supposed to watch a movie like this with a willing sense of disbelief. But the whole thing was just so darn lazy. For example, why set up the plot point of Tina Fey needing to okay her baby mama to make sure she got someone of a high caliber? As soon as Amy Poehler and Dax Shepard are introduced, it is clear that Fey would never in her right mind choose them. But I guess that's the point? Fey isn't in her right mind because the biological clock is ticking?
But the comedy has got to happen, yo! Poehler has to be the one! Fine, I get it. But why not just have it that Fey knows she can't do better so she settles for Poehler? Granted, the script sort of did that in the first few minutes but it still didn't quite seem feasible. This sort of laziness in the screenwriting would be forgivable if the movie were a bit funnier. But it's not.
Sigourney Weaver's character was tired after the first scene. Five scenes later, she still wasn't funny. And Steve Martin? Not funny. Not funny at all.
Plus, as SHR points out, Tina Fey plays the same damn character in everything she's in or at least this movie and in 30 Rock. Branch out a bit, Tina.
Beth was over the other day and her 5 minute discussion with SHR about this movie was a hell of a lot more entertaining than the movie itself.
Romany Malco was funny though. And that Greg Kinner sure is charming. Although as Beth pointed out, that court scene was completely useless.
Directed by Michael McCullers