Kate Holbrook is a driven businesswoman who, due to her age approaching forty, has made a huge decision. She is single, and she has worked hard every day of her life, but if she doesn't act fast, she will never be able to have a child. She looks into her own fertility and, heartbreakingly, finds that her odds of having a child are slim due to a misshaped uterus. Thus, she decides to hunt down a potential surrogate mother, and she finds one in Angie Ostrowiski. Angie, however, is not your normal woman: she is irresponsible, she is annoying, she has a dumb sense of humor, and she hardly knows how to behave as a member of society. One day, Angie shows up at Kate's with the intention of moving in, as she no longer has a home of her own. This odd couple barely gets along, with Kate annoyed by Angie's wild card personality, and Angie put off by Kate's need to control everything. Angie also interferes with Kate's ability to date Rob, the owner of a juice bar who she is falling for. When Angie discovers that the fertilization she went through didn't work, she doesn't want to be kicked out of Kate's house, so she starts lying about being pregnant. Eventually, Angie gets pregnant by her own trashy boyfriend, causing
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even further conflict. When Angie tells Kate at the baby shower that the child might in fact be her own, Kate questions whether Angie is telling the truth or not, or if she even used the pregnancy test correctly. It becomes a legal battle to determine who the child's
mother really is, leaving Kate with the possibility of losing both her
child and her new friend.
Best part of story, including ending:
This never reaches the peak of Fey/Poehler hilarity that viewers of Saturday Night Live are familiar with, but it's an enjoyable odd-couple style comedy with some good jokes and a great Poehler performance.
Best scene in story:
Angie, showing her total lack of intelligence, at one point pees into a sink when she can't figure out how to open a childproof lock on a toilet seat.
Opinion about the main character:
Kate is a hard worker who has finally found the motivation to have a kid, and she has to deal with adversity to get one, making her very likable.