Thursday, October 9, 2008

Poehler + Fey= true love

Many of us are aware of the ongoing friendship between Tina Fey & Amy Poehler - if you've watched SNL in the last decade, anyway. I happen to love Tina's (yes, I know her personally!) show 30 Rock, also, probably because I can relate more than a little to her dorky Liz Lemon character.

Anyway. We may have been the last in our demographic, but we finally watched Baby Mama the other night. And yes, we also thought it was hilarious. And more clean than expected?

I am big fan of Poelher's "Rick! Rick!" skits on SNL, and I was thrilled to catch a snippet of that character in one of the Mama scenes...not that I can remember which one, right now.

Favorite scene? Probably when Kate (Miss Tina) is trying to get Angie (Miss Poehler) to take her folic acid and prenatal vitamins. One of them is about the size of an Alka-Seltzer tablet - which is totally fictional, for you future moms out there. Most prenatal vitamins include the folic acid, and are a normal pill size.

Anyway, this scene is all Poehler - only she could be this funny in this particular way. The look on her face, like, "I tried! I just can't," is truly hilarious.

Also, there are several smaller roles filled by awesome actors: Maura Tierney (from ER, people), Steve Martin, Sigourney Weaver - and the mom from Two and a Half Men (not that I watch that show, no sireee!) who pretty much plays the same mom here.

So there. That's my way-too-late-to-be-relevant-movie-commentary-of-the-week.


Noel said...

When I clicked through the Netflix link, it showed reviews ranked on similitude to my movie ratings (several 60% and higher). These reviewers thought the movie was not very funny and something of a chick - flick.

We give the blogger 90 seconds to rebutt those statements.

Lyz said...

Well. It IS funny, and definitely a chick-flick. I'm thinking that Mrs. Noel will laugh quite a bit more then Mr. Noel.

Noel said...

A PG-13 suitable for the middle schooler Noels?