The Babymakers

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"She's fired up. He's firing blanks."
  • R
  • 2012
  • 5.0  (8,838)
  • 30

The Babymakers is a 2012 comedy film directed by Jay Chandrasekhar and starring Paul Schneider, Olivia Munn, and Kevin Heffernan. It tells the story of a hapless couple, Tommy and Audrey Macklin, who are struggling to conceive a child. After several unsuccessful attempts, they realize that Tommy's sperm is the problem, as his previous donation to a sperm bank had been accidentally destroyed.

Desperate to find a way to have a baby, Tommy decides to break into the sperm bank and steal his original donation before his wife finds out. Together with his best friend, Wade, and two other misfits, they plan a heist to retrieve the sperm. However, their plan runs into a number of unexpected obstacles, including security guards, a crazed ex-boyfriend, and the unexpected arrival of Tommy's former teammates from a German sperm bank world championship.

The film features a number of hilarious moments and witty one-liners, as well as some physical humor and slapstick comedy. The performances by the lead actors are solid, with Schneider and Munn providing good chemistry as the couple trying to conceive. Kevin Heffernan steals the show as Wade, delivering his lines with perfect timing and bringing a lot of energy to the film.

The plot of the movie is fairly simple, but the film benefits from some clever writing and inventive sight gags. The various obstacles that the characters encounter during the heist add a lot of tension to the story and keep the audience engaged throughout. The film also makes some interesting commentary on the process of artificial insemination and the idea of parenthood.

One of the standout elements of the film is the humor, which is both silly and clever in equal measure. Some of the jokes are outrageous, such as the scene in which Tommy is forced to perform a fertility dance in front of a group of German sperm bank scientists. Others are more subtle, such as the running joke about Tommy always wearing ugly sweaters. The humor is consistently funny and helps to keep the film light-hearted and entertaining.

The Babymakers also benefits from some solid supporting performances, including those from Aisha Tyler as a tough-talking detective and Nat Faxon as a sleazy doctor. The film also features appearances by some familiar faces from the Broken Lizard comedy troupe, including Jay Chandrasekhar and Steve Lemme.

One potential downside of the movie is that some viewers may find the humor to be too crude or juvenile. There are a number of scenes that deal with bodily functions and sexual humor, which may not be to everyone's taste. However, for those who are fans of this type of humor, The Babymakers delivers in spades.

Overall, The Babymakers is a fun and entertaining comedy that manages to make the most of its simple premise. With solid performances, clever writing, and a healthy dose of humor, this film is sure to appeal to fans of slapstick comedy and silly humor. While it may not be a cinematic masterpiece, it is still a great pick for a popcorn-filled movie night.

The Babymakers is a 2012 comedy. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.0 and a MetaScore of 30.

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