Unmarried, 37 year old Kate Holbrook (Tina Fey - TV's "30 Rock") has just been promoted to Vice President of Development of a Whole-Foods-type market. Her boss is a hip pony-tailed executive (Steve Martin ""The Pink Panther"). Kate wakes up one day and decides that she has to have a baby. When she visits a classy surrogate-motherhood center, she finds out from its CEO, Chaffee Bicknell (Sigourney Weaver "Working Girl") that it would cost $100,000 for a surrogate and all the expenses involved. She says, "it costs less to get a person killed," "Takes longer," replies Bicknell with a straight face.
So Kate decides to find her own surrogate. That's when she runs across Angie Ostrowiski (Amy Poehler - TV's SNL) a lower-class South Philadelphia working girl who finally agrees to takes on the job of bearing Kate's baby. But before long, her common-law marriage to Carl (Dax Shepard "Employee of the Month") begins to fall apart. What ensues is a culture clash between the educated, striving Kate and a take-life-as-it-comes Angie. This becomes the basis of much of the satirical comedy from first-time director Michael McCullers (former SNL writer).
Determined to elevate Angieï¿½s boorish ways, Kate insists that she stop eating junk and start eating organic foods. Angie, who can't stand carrots, folic acid pills and even water, thinks Organic food is for rich people who hate themselves. Love begins to smile on Kate when she meets Rob (Greg Kinnear "Little Miss Sunshine"), a lawyer who gave up his corporate job to open a juice bar. Sparks fly, although Rob is not thrilled with the concept of surrogate motherhood. And Angie's husband begins complaining that his woman is being exploited. But just when the film might have turned into a deeper discussion of the subject of surrogate motherhood, it quickly pulls back, in order to simply entertain the audience without possibly offending them.
There are two outstanding supporting performances by Romany Malco as Oscar the intrusive doorman and Siobhan Fallon Hogan as the birthing teacher that add color and life to the proceedings. But it's the leading lady, former SNL head-writer Tina Fey, who's really turning into an endearing comic performer. She's a personality that you can enjoy watching over and over again, and that's what makes a movie star.