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Baby Mama and Narnia Movie Reviews

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Last night we got to see a double feature.  Actually, my parents took the kids to see the new Narnia flick while my husband and I saw "Baby Mama." Yes, I know I'm a little late to the party on the Tina Fey/Amy Poehler flick but at least I finally got out to the movies for the first time in 2 months!

As for Narnia...I didn't see it but my mom reports that it was not her "kind of movie."  She also said it was a lucky thing I didn't go because I would have been glancing at my watch waiting for the movie to finally end, since it was two and a half hours!!!  What filmmaker thought that a two and half hour movie for kids makes sense.  90 minutes is fine - but two and a half hours?  Insane.

A second problem with this movie is that if you didn't see the first, you'll be pretty much in the dark with the sequence of events.  Of course, my daughter, who is 9 and has seen the original movie at least 30 times, had a basic understanding of what was going on and said that she loved this movie more than the first - but I think she might have just been sleepy when she walked out of the theater.  Also, there's an incredible amount of violence starting from the very first scene.  My son says his scariest part was when they cut Prince Caspian's hand and blood started spurting out.  All I can say is, I'm thrilled that I got to go see Baby Mama.
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Which leads me into the next review.  After an absolutely fabulous dinner in Hampton Bays at The Inn Spot (this is for all you New Yorkers summering out on Long Island), we arrived at the theater with plenty of time to spare and picked up our tickets.  I was psyched to see it since I love Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and I have to say I really really liked it.  I didn't love it because there were scenes that were a bit weird and dull - Steve Martin's character was a bit off - but any time the two women came together, it was magic on the screen.  The duo are hilarious and Amy Poehler is by far one of the funniest comic actresses around today.

I also loved the guy who played the doorman (he was also in "40 Year Old Virgin" and the loser who played Amy Poehler's common law husband was a riot too.  So two big thumbs up to "Baby Mama" and as for "Narnia" - I'd be careful taking young kids to this flick.  The blood and gore factor is going to turn off a lot of kids and parents so proceed with caution!  

If you haven't seen Baby Mama yet, make a date night and see it as soon as you can.  That one's a keeper.  Now that the summer has officially started, maybe now I'll start reading some books too - guess I won't get ahead of myself - one indulgence at a time.

Posted in: Blog, Role Mommy Recommends on 05/25/2008

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