For all the ladies out there celebrating the month of March the women’s month themed balance for better, I am recommending that you see this movie “Baby Mama” as it will be worth your while.
I was really kind of worried when I saw the trailer, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect or not and considering that it was a South African movie, that even made me more bias, but I must confess I was totally wrong.
It was a very simple yet funny movie about 4 ladies with different relationship issues and goals, and how they all managed being baby mamas for their boyfriends who were never really available. This is a relatable movie, one most ladies would watch, laugh and also take away a few lessons.
If we check out this present era, we will find out that most young ladies are tilting in this angle, either by choice or unforeseen circumstances beyond their control, presently you have most stars and celebrity with kids here and there but no wives, they want the kids but not their moms, anyway I enjoyed it.
This South African movie was directed by Stephina Zwane they had a very simple story that was easy for women to connect with, either being through one or in one, at some point it almost made me cry. “Please don’t judge me anyway”.
Well for me it was an eye opener to what a lot of women go through and yet they have to stand up tall and strong, hold their heads up high and act like all was well, even though they were dieing in pain.
I would share a bit of what I enjoyed in the movie, I was tripped with the topnotch production and choice of actresses and actors, each one blended perfectly into their roles, I loved the cinematography, the locations, costumes and the way they told the story, only hitch was that I noticed some scenes were kind of lengthy and some could have being skipped.
“Baby Mama” told a story about 4 young ladies who were friends, with similar issues, maybe that was what kept them bound together. The first lady had a son that was about 7/8 years old, when she had him, the father ran away and denied him, years later he returns and wants them back in his life just like that.
The second lady had a beautiful intelligent daughter, her Ex- boyfriend, was a nice guy, he paid her benefits and from time to time came around to see the daughter and take her out. She was very aggressive and domineering, she kept flaunting like she never liked him, but deep down in her heart she still loved him so much and kept hoping they could come back together.
The third lady was very pretty and successful, she had a guy she had being with for years, and hoping he would marry her despite receiving beating regularly, she was still ready to go on despite the advice from her friends. The fourth lady was the youngest of the clique, had a steady boyfriend till she informed him of her pregnancy and that was the last she saw of him for months till his mum talked sense into his little head.
There was just something nice and sweet about each lady’s life that made it so easy to connect with, making it very emotional for most people, generally it was a simple well thought after story that was acted by the right ladies, making it something to want to watch over and over again, I must also commend the way they blended the comedy and drama together, in as much as you would learn a few lessons, you would definitely have a very good laugh at some of the jokes and scene, I really enjoyed every bit of it.
Cast: Dineo Ranaka, Pamela Nomvete and Salamina Mosese
Genre: Comedy & Drama
Director: Stephina Zwane
Ratings: R (for language and sexual content throughout)
Runtime: 93 minutes
Release Date: March 1st 2019
To my verdict I am so delighted to award “Baby Mama” an 8/10. It might look like I am in a good mood this season and scoring everyone well right, but sincerely that’s not the case here. I was so surprised at how they were able to twist and transform this simple storyline into a beautiful relatable movie. For all the women out there, who would want to have a good laugh, have fun with the girls and still learn a few lessons, then this is one I recommend for you.
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