One word. Dissapointment. Darn, darn, darn!
“Baby Mama,” a movie starring a couple of SNL (two former) cast members, along with Greg Kinnear was such a good movie from the beginning through 01h:06m:12s. Then what did they go an do? At 01h:06m:14s, over an hour of getting it right on the money, (extremely funny, but without interfering in my personal life), they had to go and throw in a social-ethical jab/agenda that just leaves a bad taste in your mouth. In fact, I haven’t seen anything after about 01h:10m:00s; at that point it just seemed worthless to finish the movie.
So what was the message? Well, it was plain and clear; and I quote, “You don’t need to be married to have a kid.” Great, super…thanks world, again for coming into my life, and shoving your skewed apathetic view of ethics down my throat. Try sticking with acting, plot, conflict, romance, and the likes…keep your political nonsense where it belongs…BEHIND the camera lens. In 2 seconds, Greg Kinnear ruins a very clever movie, and quite possibly the funniest thing Lorne Michaels has ever produced…at least in the last 15 years, because we all know that nobody has laughed at anything that’s oozed out of the set of SNL since the early 90’s. What a shame. All I can feel is dissapointment’ and that’s severely understated. Some would say I am over-reacting, but if you take that line out of the movie, it is no worse off a flick.
Movie Trivia Question: What do you call script that can be deleted without affecting the quality of a movie? Answer: “Agenda.” Thanks a lot Lorne Michaels…You were batting 1000, then struck out swingin when you were so close to winning. Go ahead…do the surveys, then get back to me about which kids are more well adjusted: Kids with married parents or kids from broken homes. Actually. don’t get back to me, I don’t need poll results to know what’s already common sense.
I am not one of the paranoid that believes the media is out to convert the world to an ethic-less society, but what’s the phrase that I now associate with the term, “Public Media?”…Yep, you guessed it, “Devil in sheep’s clothing.” Anyone of a lesser constitution, (i.e. 99% of kids ages 13-18), would have glossed right over that phrase after an hour of being charmed, then finished the movie in oblivion, while the idea seeped into their subconscious and took root that having kids out of wedlock is “the norm.”
Darn…all I can say is bummer. This was like eating a perfectly seasoned steak, then chasing it with Castor oil. I just watched a movie with enormous potential get railroaded by a completely unnecessary and irrelevant political agenda. What a waste.