Film Analysis : Baby Mama Essay
Michael McCullers film “Baby Mama” is based on the idea of infertility and surrogacy. This film was produced in 2008 by Micheal McCullers. Overall, I thought this film was an excellent film because it was comical and kept the audience engaged. However, from a sociological perspective this film left out a lot of important aspects of surrogacy such as the many people who endure endless amounts of boundaries when it comes to infertility treatments which resulted in a lack of realistic component to the film. Throughout this paper I will be critiquing the representation of assisted human reproduction in films by analyzing the movie Baby Mama from a sociological perspective.
This film is based on Kate Holbrook who is a successful 37-year-old business woman who desires nothing more than to have her own baby. All her life Kate has focused on her career which in turn made her the youngest vice president of her company. However, in exchange for that Kate had to put her personal life aside. Now Kate’s chance for having a baby is one in a million according to her doctor. In her final act of desperation, Kate turns to surrogacy. This is when Kate meets Angie her surrogate. Kate and Angie had a rough relationship and first because Kate wanted to shape Angie into the perfect ‘mother’. This caused a lot of conflicts since Angie fixed not want to give up her lifestyle of eating junk food and relaxing. After various conflicts between Angie…