April 23, 2008, 8:48 a.m. CST
Harold and Kumar 2008.
April 23, 2008, 8:50 a.m. CST
April 23, 2008, 8:53 a.m. CST
This is very disappointing. As you point out, the combination of Tina Fey and Amy Pohler has worked well before, and it would be great to see a big small to big screen leap for each of them. This doesn't necessarily convince me not to see it, but I'm not looking forward to it anymore.
April 23, 2008, 8:56 a.m. CST
whats next, Fail: The Movie, "L", or how about something old school - "You Go Girl."
April 23, 2008, 8:59 a.m. CST
Tina Fey is way overrated. Let's hope this fails.
April 23, 2008, 9 a.m. CST
I'm so ashamed.
April 23, 2008, 9:05 a.m. CST
thats a do not watch then?
April 23, 2008, 9:07 a.m. CST
The pacing was poor and some of the gags were a bit forced, but the audience I saw it with last night laughed through the whole thing. It's amusing and forgettable, but hardly the trainwreck described here.
April 23, 2008, 9:07 a.m. CST
Well, just as long as they throw in a lot of political allegories about Hillary Clinton... That equals box office gold!
April 23, 2008, 9:10 a.m. CST
by Kentucky Colonel
from what I've seen this looks great. I trust the Massa but I'm still going to see this one.
April 23, 2008, 9:14 a.m. CST
by Kentucky Colonel
The last movie I was tempted to leave, but didn't, was Star Trek X. <p> Man, was that ever a mistake! A staeming pile of felgercarb. In two hours all the majesty of TNG was shot all to hell.
April 23, 2008, 9:16 a.m. CST
Her emergence as the "go to star" of SNL strongly lowers the show's already dismal potential. Lorne Michales would be smart to blow up the current incarnation of SNL & start from scratch. I wouldve said keep Sandberg & Armisson, but Sandberg has been officially damned to hell for the abomination that is "Hot Rod" and Fred can get better work (so long as he's not portraying Obama).
April 23, 2008, 9:19 a.m. CST
Fey had been hitting way more than missing it seems to me. I foolishly assumed she had written this one. Oh well. Someone has to take up the mantle of Molly Shannon. Might as well be Fey.
April 23, 2008, 9:37 a.m. CST
Is it good or not?
April 23, 2008, 9:38 a.m. CST
Massawyrm is really Jason Mewes? As for the review, not that surprising. I love Tina Fey and Poehler and think the two have the potential to make one funny-as-hell movie. This one just never really seemed to jump out as "the one". Mainly because these two should be edgier and pushing the limits of what people expect from a women's comedy. Instead they sink right into expectations as usual.
April 23, 2008, 9:41 a.m. CST
Poehler is hot though
April 23, 2008, 9:47 a.m. CST
If only more people did.<p>The best parody of the Richard Branson type is Bryan Brown in Along Came Polly.
April 23, 2008, 9:51 a.m. CST
...count me out.
April 23, 2008, 9:55 a.m. CST
I liked their run on SNL, although I get it if you don't. I loved Upright Citizen's Brigade on Poehler's side, and Tina Fey's 30 Rock is one of the shows I look forward to every week. Still, I just don't think I can bring myself to watch this movie. I feel bad for Amy, as Tina Fey is already a proven commodity and can stand the hit, where as Amy may never get a leading role again.
April 23, 2008, 10:03 a.m. CST
but i'm still down for a Poehler and Tina Fey sandwich .
April 23, 2008, 10:22 a.m. CST
What you said is spot-on. Fey and Poehler's years together at Weekend Update were the years that Fey started getting sloppy and phoning it in. I know part of AICN Code is that you have to hate Jimmy Fallon for some reason, but he and Fey turned in a much more consistently funny Update. In fact, even after the surprise goodness of Mean Girls, I grew to dislike Fey over the course of her and Poehler's time so much that I was just assuming out of hand that 30 Rock would suck. I didn't want to be fooled again, so this time I assumed Baby Mama was actually going to be good...and it just turned out to be a very bland comedy.
April 23, 2008, 10:25 a.m. CST
I love that there is a Baby Mama ad on this page. Fantastic!
April 23, 2008, 10:28 a.m. CST
He broke character all-the-time, and would giggle at his own material to elicit cheap laughs. This may have worked on some girls, who saw it as "cute." I just thought it was sloppy.
April 23, 2008, 10:39 a.m. CST
I'll prolly rent and enjoy this.
April 23, 2008, 10:39 a.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
April 23, 2008, 10:42 a.m. CST
I don't understand this. I have no problem with scatological humor or inappropriate humor involving body parts, but I ask that it least be coherent and lucid. But I confess I do not understand what an ass lemming is.
April 23, 2008, 10:57 a.m. CST
You just don't get vagina jokes.
April 23, 2008, 11:06 a.m. CST
Should've known once I found out turd burger Dax Shepherd was in this that there was no hope. The only movie he has been in where he has been watchable was Idiocracy, and thats only because that was the part he was born to play. It was perfect casting if I've ever seen it. Something tells me that its not that bad, but it probably falls under the Bringing Down the House, The Last Holiday, Pink Pather, Night at the Museum category, just won't be as big of a hit. I mean FX already has the rights to show it on the tele, if that lets you know what kind of movie it is. Levy/Shankman looks like you got another conpetitor in Michael McCullers, as if Andy Fickman wasn't enough.
April 23, 2008, 11:20 a.m. CST
Come on, THAT was funny.
April 23, 2008, 11:27 a.m. CST
by The Thinker
Don't talk like a 4channer when you're writing a review, you fucking redneck.
April 23, 2008, 11:28 a.m. CST
and I'll watch it again damn you.
April 23, 2008, 11:31 a.m. CST
And thats it. The next time you look at her its like indifference. <BR><BR> No offense Tina.
April 23, 2008, 11:31 a.m. CST
by Bubba Gillman
Tina Fey is the most unjustly praised (getting tired of using 'overated')person in show business. And I don't need to read one more interview with her or see one more American Express commercial emphasizing how overworked she is and how little time she has. I've heard less moaning from oil rig workers. Fortunately, it looks like this movie will die a quick death. Poehler ain't bad, though.
April 23, 2008, 11:36 a.m. CST
I thought it looked funny. But at best, I'd probably rent it.
April 23, 2008, 11:37 a.m. CST
so much hate. i was at a screener last night and i didnt think it was THAT horrible. it was pretty predictable, there were a few funny moments, i laughed out loud maybe 3 or 4 times though. i think steve martin and romany malco were definitely the best parts of the movie, but i didnt think it was nearly as bad as wyrm apparently did. i wouldnt pay to see it, but if i was on a date and there wasnt anything else(which, well, there isnt really right now), i might see it again. though i will say, the fuckin valley girls next to me, i couldnt decide whether i wanted to fuck them or stab them in the eye, not like either of those wouldve happened anyway, but it kept me busy..
April 23, 2008, 11:37 a.m. CST
Your right. Im so so sick of her whole act. Oh, its so rough being so funny and smart, and a parent, and a tv writer, o my, how does she do it? People eat her whole brand up, and its funny to see through it.
April 23, 2008, 11:39 a.m. CST
I have had the unfortunate luck of having to read several McCullers scripts over the years and they are all horrible. For the record, the only reason I read them is because they get sent out to other writers to rewrite because they are steaming piles of shit on paper. He is not in touch with reality, humantiy, life or what is funny. All of his work is set piece after set piece with throwaway dialogue spit on the page between set pieces. The fact that this movie got greenlit with a script by him and him directing just shows how the taste in Hollywood is abysmal right now. McCullers may have worked on Austin Powers, but he's not the reason some of those movies worked. He's another SNL hack who can write about 10 good pages in a 100 page script.
April 23, 2008, 11:42 a.m. CST
there were 2 things i remember laughing at one was a dick joke one was a bobble-headed owl
April 23, 2008, 11:57 a.m. CST
I cannot believe no one leapt at that given the subject matter/title of the movie.
April 23, 2008, 11:59 a.m. CST
by Shut the Fuck up Donny
I thought I was the only person who just thought she was mediocre at best and gets too much praise for what the rest of the world does: work and manage a family.
April 23, 2008, noon CST
by Shut the Fuck up Donny
on a collaborative effort so we can see the hippest movie of all time!
April 23, 2008, 12:13 p.m. CST
she is not funny, upright citizens brigade leaves no impression on my mind. I remember there was 4 of them and they'd sit in a control/security camera room or something at the beginning or end of every show but I cannot remember one thing funny about the show. I remember the state had the cop that would say don't over and over and the jew the italian and the red head gay, the kids in the hall had the cops, but I can't remember a single funny thing from the upright citizens brigade.
April 23, 2008, 12:38 p.m. CST
by Doctor Phibes
Thanks for that. Also, Tina Fey is super hot.
April 23, 2008, 12:44 p.m. CST
It would probably have helped if you weren't huffing paint before the begining each Upright Citizens Brigade episode. It was a damn funny show. Your loss.
April 23, 2008, 12:53 p.m. CST
Tina Fey is overrated and Amy Poehler is a black hole of comedy. She has never been funny and never will. She sucks the life out of everything she's ever been in. The trailer is horrendous, so, chances are, so is the movie. That said, this is getting GREAT reviews at RT. Baffling.
April 23, 2008, 12:58 p.m. CST
Vying for my movie going money this weekend is Harold & Kumar, or Tina & Amy...hmmmmmm..easy, I'll go with the stoners everytime.
April 23, 2008, 1:13 p.m. CST
makes my dick go brontosaurus, but I think I'll pass on this
April 23, 2008, 1:22 p.m. CST
She adapted the screenplay from some schmuck who wrote the film - ( which is a terrible rip off from Heathers) Except Heathers was actually funny and cynical. TIna fey is not a genius people......Or hot liek some of you like to think
April 23, 2008, 1:38 p.m. CST
...or do the rest of you fantasize about taking a samurai sword and slicing off Hillary Clinton's breasts, and then skewering her lopped off breasts like a shish kebab before stabbing her in her cold, dead heart with it. And then repeating the whole thing over with Tina Fey. Its not just me, is it?
April 23, 2008, 1:48 p.m. CST
I fantasize doing it to her head!
April 23, 2008, 2:01 p.m. CST
by Bungion Boy
This was a really funny, well written movie, full of great performances by some great actors (and some comedy greats like Steve Martin) with none of them ever stealing focus or overstaying their welcome. It's a great ensemble comedy and I highly recommend it.
April 23, 2008, 2:07 p.m. CST
by Teddy Artery
...in other words, he liked it.... right? LMAO!
April 23, 2008, 2:44 p.m. CST
April 23, 2008, 2:51 p.m. CST
I'm with you, Massa. I watched Armageddon till the end. I watched Dr.Dolittle till the end. I even watched Gili. I'll watch most movies till the end no matter how bad they are, but that movie broke me.
April 23, 2008, 2:53 p.m. CST
She just plays herself, but she's good at that.
April 23, 2008, 3:27 p.m. CST
by Lenny Nero
Was he not hot?
April 23, 2008, 3:45 p.m. CST
Um...what? Yes, she did. First of all, an adapted screenplay is still writing, no matter what you may or may not think. I'm sure every screenwriter who's ever won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay would love to hear you talk about how they "didn't really write" the work they're credited with. Second of all, "Mean Girls" was adapted from a NONFICTION book called "Queen Bees and Wannabes", which was essentially a sociological analysis of the behavior of teenage girls. Tina's screenplay was completely her own creation; the plot, characters, etc. all came from her. She basically used the theme of the book as a starting-off point to create an original comedy that really bears little relation to the work it was adapted from. I would really love to see some of the people here who think that Fey is "overrated" and not a good writer write a comedy sketch as funny as "Colonel Angus" or the census taker sketch with Christopher Walken from SNL (both written by Fey). Or write an episode of a TV show as funny as the average episode of "30 Rock", one of the smartest and most densely written sitcoms since "Arrested Development". Of course, to do that you'd have to pull your heads out of your rear ends for more than two seconds, and I realize that would be difficult for some of you.
April 23, 2008, 3:45 p.m. CST
How ju gonna get a scar like that eating pushy, meng?
April 23, 2008, 4:09 p.m. CST
I saw this at a preview screening and the audience loved it. The plot isn't that original but the laughs just kept coming. I knew going in that it would be predictable, but I walked out with a big smile on my face. The only really bad part of the movie was Steve Martin which is a shame because he's so funny.. just not in this. I say check it out for some good laughs.
April 23, 2008, 4:26 p.m. CST
by Larry Sellers
Here I was thinking I'm the only person who hated The Time Machine enough to walk out on it. Everyone else I've told that two says it wasn't that bad. But holy fuck...Also Poehler and Fey are kind of hot in their own ways.
April 23, 2008, 4:43 p.m. CST
No reason to white knight Fey in here, buddy. She's not gonna read it and decide to fuck you. Anyway, they should put '..a senseless, lowest common denominator skid mark. -AICN' on the one-sheet.
April 23, 2008, 5:20 p.m. CST
I think the best tv censoring is in the untouchables when the dude is strapped in the chair and he says "why don't you give me a break" and the give me a break part sounds so different than the why don't you part it's hilarious. Tina Fey couldn't write anything that funny.
April 23, 2008, 6:02 p.m. CST
Goes a long way. Whenever she has a sizable role in something she's fucking dreadful. Good Poehler: her brief stint on Arrested Development. Bad Poehler: Blades of Glory. She can be really annoying if she's doing her schtick for too long. And Fey is just lukewarm, really. Rarely is she offensively bad, but she's never been phenomenal. She's just so-so. This movie looks fucking horrible, by the way.
April 23, 2008, 6:15 p.m. CST
to take the reviews on this site with a grain of salt, as well as news on any movies more than a year out.
April 23, 2008, 6:55 p.m. CST
..."crank it up a notch by adding in Greg Kinnear". Damn. I mean...DAMN.
April 23, 2008, 7:06 p.m. CST
Face facts, folks. Good comedies are a rare breed indeed. The only comedy films I see on the horizon that I think have any potantial of being truly funny are TROPIC THUNDER and THE PINEAPPLE EXPRESS.
April 23, 2008, 7:11 p.m. CST
What are you smoking and where can I not get some.
April 23, 2008, 7:12 p.m. CST
You too. What are you lesbians?
April 23, 2008, 7:13 p.m. CST
Just thought I should point out to everyone that this review is coming from a guy who called No Country for Old Men a "disappointment" and a "fucking tragedy," so, you know, take everything he says with a huge shaker full of salt.
April 23, 2008, 7:18 p.m. CST
I walked recently at 2 Nic Cage pieces of shit! the one where he can se ahead of time a bit and that other piece of filth with bike and the flaming Skull! Hell I even left my wife to watch Moulin Rouge on her own when Jim Broadbent started singing 'Like a Virgin' so what hope would I have of lasting the distance in one of these Baby Lohan flicks! Fuck that!
April 23, 2008, 7:51 p.m. CST
All the ladies out there will want to see it. They will relate to the trailers on some level and more than likely the majority will like it. It's the dumbing down of my country when it comes to art. And what the fuck is Steve Martin doing? Latimes just did a piece on how Pacino and Robert Dinero have made clowns of themselves. What about Martin? He's right up there. Check it out latimes.com
April 23, 2008, 8:01 p.m. CST
Gotta love that there's a scathing review calling this one of the worst movies ever with a banner ad to the right prompting us to watch the trailer. Brilliant work.
April 23, 2008, 8:40 p.m. CST
somebody last night was actually offended by the part where tina fey's mom(i cant even remember her characters name) tells her not to adopt a black baby. really? come on...
April 23, 2008, 8:48 p.m. CST
I mean look at the movie. And then look at the picture that represents this guy. Was there ever a chance that he might like this?
April 23, 2008, 8:53 p.m. CST
What do I smoke? You haven't found the latest SNL Hillary stuff HILARIOUS??????? <p> ??????????????????????????????????? <p> ?????????????????????????????????? <p> You don't find Amy Poehler insanely hot, not annoying and funny? My dear sir, what are YOU smoking? Is it still that can of Raid? And why do you favor rape?
April 23, 2008, 9:57 p.m. CST
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April 23, 2008, 10:53 p.m. CST
Haha, no I hadn't heard that version. Pineapple is the most original dubbed replacement for pussy I've ever heard.
April 23, 2008, 11:49 p.m. CST
we get a review that sounds like the guy was really, really hurt that the movie sucked....is he kidding ?
April 24, 2008, 2:35 a.m. CST
That movie's gonna be #1 this weekend, no doubt. It's pretty damn funny, and the fate of NPH in the movie had people SCREAMING out in the theater.
April 24, 2008, 7:31 a.m. CST
???? Really, what has that man done in like the past 10 years that said, "Hey I still care about making funny movies, not just getting money to feed my coke habbit?" The last good thing he was involved in was His Simpsons episode and Bowfinger was alright. The only chance of Baby Mama being a Bringing Down the House Style depends on how little girls care about Iron Man.
April 24, 2008, 7:55 a.m. CST
Whats the deal with Tiny Fey/Amy Pohler/and throw Pam from the Office in there, fucking drooling. Like anytime anyone mentions one of those three (assuming they know who Fey and Pohler are) some jackass has to say, "Oh man she is so hot!" Really? I don't fucking see it. Like yeah there are MEH? I understand the, "She's a girl you could get." But do we really need to be reminded all the time from some idiot about how HOT they are? When in reality they are only OK. My roomate is one of those typical idiots from Massachusetts (Red Sox/Pats boner)drives a mustang, and every time there is a new office I swear the only reason he watches it, is so he can remind me how hot Pam is. Followed by the same routine on 30 Rock. You know the sort of guy I am talking about, and if you don't agree with me then your that asshole. I mean do we seriously want are women to be looking up to these women as role models for guides to being attractive? Pam's a prude bitch and Fey is a neurotic self loathing See U next tuesday and Pohler is a five year old boy. Yea they may come off as smart and whatever but do we want womean looking up to them as what men want? You think any of them are good in the sack? <P> Also the only funny thing that came out of Upright was the Ass Pennies sketch, everything else sucked just like Matt Walsh's career.
April 24, 2008, 8:39 a.m. CST
by Chadley BeBay
"The music is abysmal, a painful cacophony of tones that daintily tell you what a delightful comedy you’re supposed to be watching. It was one slide whistle and a bonk sound away from being ripped right out of Hannah-Barbara. " Awesome.
April 24, 2008, 9:37 a.m. CST
but Mean Girls was a boring rip-off. This movie looks even worse. Fey needs to stick to the sit-com.
April 24, 2008, 9:58 a.m. CST
come across was in a comic book adaptation of The Lost World (Conan Doyle, not Crichton). One character, instead of saying "You bastard!", yells out "You baseboard!".
April 24, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST
Is in the TV version of "Repo Man", where "motherfucker" is replaced with "melon farmer".
April 24, 2008, 11:34 a.m. CST
April 24, 2008, 12:16 p.m. CST
by Harry Weinstein
You are not alone. As a liberal Hillary Clinton turns my stomach. Too bad more people cannot see past her gender to take a better look at her AGENDA and the fact that she represents the continued rollout of a de facto Bush/Clinton monarchy that needs to be stopped in the name of all that's great about America. It would be a damn shame if the first time we elect a woman as president, it's just because they ARE a woman and not because of their own merits; that proves exactly nothing except that yep, we didn't learn shit from eight years of suffering through this fucking retarded puppet we've got now. But if nothing else, Hillary Clinton is the one candidate who can truly unify liberals and conservatives... in disgust. McCain must be delighted to see the one candidate he can beat still hanging in there as if she was almost trying to GUARANTEE another Republican presidency.
April 24, 2008, 12:45 p.m. CST
Showgirls on VH1? I mainly remember the CGI'ed bra put onto Saved By the Bell at the End where she beats up that guy. I bet there is a lot better replacements in there though.
April 24, 2008, 12:56 p.m. CST
when I say I prefer Tina and Amy in small doses. Great talents but I watch too much of them and my head starts to hurt.
April 24, 2008, 2:51 p.m. CST
Fey's Saturday Night Live was absolutely painful to watch and I still don't know why any of you idiots think 30 rock is funny. The fans of that show are like a real life parody of "when the whistle blows." Don't get me wrong, I love eye candy and Tina Fey is certainly that. I also have no doubt that she's got some talent buried in there somewhere, but I'm not going to give her automatic credit just because she makes my penis move. I got all the bullshit masturbation fodder I need right here on the internet. I'm also glad to hear that she's a cool boss to work for, but as an audience member I'm fucking bored.
April 24, 2008, 4:05 p.m. CST
are funny together in the scripted confines of SNL...pohler always plays the same "look at me, i'm clever and little and blond and cute even tho i'm in my 40's" movies like this are reason that people don't go to the theater anymore. just another dumb movie made because the stars or the writers or the director or whoever, thought it was funny and therefore everyone else would think that it was funny too. whatever happened to taste?
April 24, 2008, 11:36 p.m. CST
by Merkin Muffley
I too have read many McCullers scripts and concur with you 100%.
April 25, 2008, 1:12 p.m. CST
by Samuel Fulmer
Because we are told that she is funny. Much like George Clooney is a movie star because we are told he is one, even though most movies that he is the main star of are avoided like an Arby's Roast Beef sandwich that has sat out on your patio for a month.
April 26, 2008, 2:44 p.m. CST
for Tina Fey, her generation's Nancy Kulp. Sam Fulmer, you're right on; Fey is supposed to be funny because "Entertainment Tonight" insists on it. Never mind that she's been crawling up Hillary Clinton's ass (has to be the first female president, never mind that she's a corrupt douchebag).
April 28, 2008, 9:24 a.m. CST
by Borgnine JR
It doesn't try too hard, it's not ambitious it just wants to be pleasant and evoke a few laughs and then be on it's way. Wyrm's OVERreaction was a bit unwarrented to say the least. I like most of his reviews as entertainment, but if he engaged in a little less hyperbole once in awhile his opinion might be taken a little more seriously.