Could've done without the montages, and it lost points when it diverted too far from the kind of restrained realism that make the funniest bits so good. McCarthy is so good that she doesn't need to be saddled with her broader jokes. Wiig's genius is that, even when she's making me laugh out loud (I'm thinking of the shower freakout) she maintains a reality that both heightens and transcends the comedy.
Actually, it's a 3.5 because 1) the performances had a special comedic quality that isn't quite usual to witness in contemporary mainstream American comedy (that's probably due to the fact that it was women over 30 having the lead roles) and 2) there were some moments that made me really laugh and not just smile.
watching this again for the xxxxth time....im mad at myself for having so much sympathy for cop dude. like another white male needs an "awww poor guy" at the expense of a female, (LOVE kristen wiig), who is rightfully freaked by the baking stuff and needs to figure everything out herself (LIKE SHE SHOULD BE ABLE TO without anyone making her (us) feel bad about it). still such a great comedy though.