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SNL alums Tina Fey and Amy Poehler look for surrogate laughs in 'Baby Mama,' Burt Reynolds gets a raw 'Deal,' and 'Roman de Gare' adds a French twist to the serial-killer genre.

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New in theaters Baby Mama (PG-13)

Director: Michael McCullers. With Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Sigourney Weaver, Greg Kinnear. (96 min.)

The pregnancy-movie craze shows no signs of abating, but not all bellies are created equal. "Baby Mama" is a disservice to Tina Fey, who is at her best playing characters who are whip-smart. Here, she's a clueless, single, organic-foods company executive who hires a tough-talking South Philadelphia chick, played by Amy Poehler, to act as a surrogate mother. Poehler is the life of the party and steals just about every scene, although there's not much to steal. Greg Kinnear plays the local grocer and does his mellow Mr. Right bit.

– Peter Rainer

Deal (PG-13)

Director: Gil Cates Jr. With Burt Reynolds, Shannon Elizabeth, Jennifer Tilly. (86 min.)


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