Finally! Solid comedies coming out this weekend. Not that “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” wasn’t funny, I just didn’t think it was going to be at the time, so my excitement level was pretty low. But the movies coming out this weekend? We’ve got “Baby Mama” and “Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay”, both sure to draw laughs (I mean, Tina Fey was named MSNBC’s “funniest person”), and in the thrills department we’ve got “Deception”.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler star in this comedy about a 37-year-old woman who hires a surrogate mother so that she can have a baby, since the baby doctor doesn’t like Fey’s uterus. Happens, I guess. But when the surrogate ends up homeless, she moves in with Fey, and the fun begins. There’s also some others in this great cast that add to the fun: Conrad from “Weeds” (who doesn’t love him, his real name is Romany Malco), Sigourney Weaver, Greg Kinnear, Steve Martin, and Maura Tierney. Oh, and Dax Shepard, but I’m not making the call whether that adds anything to the movie or not. With the funniest person of the moment in Tina Fey, it’s got to be good comedy.
Oh, do I love me some Hugh Jackman. “Deception” also stars Ewan McGregor and Michelle Williams, who play in this suspense-filled thriller about a sex ring gone wrong. When Michelle Williams goes missing and police come knocking on McGregor’s door, suddenly Jackman is no where to be found and McGregor’s on the hook. It’s even more complicated because McGregor was starting to fall for the mystery girl. And the critics make it even more exciting, with one noting,
The plot comes together in Madrid in a whirl of multimillion-dollar swindles and gunplay, and for all its contrived surprises, it has the feel of a well-designed mousetrap snapping shut.
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
What can you say about this one? It’s round 2 of Harold and Kumar. This one begins as Harold and Kumar leave White Castle and discover that Harold’s dream girl, Maria, is leaving for Amsterdam. So the two decide to follow her. Unfortunately for Kumar, in this post-9/11 world, he is mistaken for a terrorist, the plane is diverted, and they’re sent to Guantanamo Bay. Let the hilarity ensue. And yes, Neil Patrick Harris is back with another obligatory cameo. Unfortunately, it appears that it looks a lot like the first time, and as one reviewer put it, “Chasing freedom’s not as funny as chasing fast food.”
See the trailers for the movies releasing tomorrow below.
“Baby Mama” Trailer
“Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay” Trailer