We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I have always wondered why pop music, blues, and folk music so often refer to a female beloved or a female object of desire in those terms. Terms of endearment. I don't want to go all Pomo on our readers, but it's sort of interesting, isn't it?
I like this, even though I enjoy any silly terms of endearment or desire:
Great song by Roy Orbison - it took me a long time to really appreciate his voice.
Your point about how men refer to women they desire or even value as "Mama" and "Baby" is a bit odd seen through a wide angle. My guess would be that it is a subliminal valuation as a mother (at least the "Mama"). The "Baby" part may be a bit condescending but as a symbol of someone whom he will protect. That's the best I can do.
About the move: it was only ok, though it did have its entertaining moments. The worst part was where Julia Roberts - the street walker (lowest on the prostitution totem pole) is insulted when Richard Gere treated her as a prostitute near the end. I guess it was supposed to put a finer point on her transformation from working girl to socialite but It fell flat for me.