The Babymakers (2012)

TOMATOMETER

AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: The Babymakers mistakes raunch for humor and, despite a few sporadic laughs, wastes its otherwise capable cast on gross-out gags and misfired one-liners.


Movie Info

After trying everything to get his wife Audrey (Olivia Munn) pregnant, Tommy Macklin (Paul Schneider) realizes to his horror that he may be "shooting blanks." Terrified that his marriage may fall apart, Tommy recruits his friends (and an Indian ex-mobster) to rob a sperm bank where he made a deposit years ago. As with any half-baked scheme, everything can and does go wrong, testing the limits of Tommy and Audrey's relationship. The Babymakers is a hilarious twist on the heist film genre, a … More

Rating: R (for crude and sexual content, brief graphic nudity, language and some drug use)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Peter Gaulke, Gerry Swallow
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 18, 2012
Box Office: $5.2k
Runtime:
Millenium Entertainment - Official Site

Cast


as Tommy Macklin

as Audrey Macklin

as Darrell

as Zig-Zag

as Allison

as Leslie Jenkins

as Coach Stubbs

as Officer Malloy

as Sommelier

as Swedish Mechanic

as Butchr/Deli Worker

as Dr. Roberts

as Farm Girl #1

as Farm Girl #2

as Christian Girl #1

as Christian Girl #2

as Flipoff Man

as Julie

as Sperm Bank Reception...

as Security Guard

as Officer Raspler

as Officer Lee

as Officer Hawk

as Officer Kanani

as Officer Pigeon

as Birthing Nurse

as Christopher

as Bus Driver

as Vickery Receptionist

as Officer Kanani
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Critic Reviews for The Babymakers

All Critics (50) | Top Critics (20)

The sole function served by this motion picture is to illustrate how not to frame jokes in movies.

Full Review… | August 5, 2012
ReelViews
Top Critic

The only moments where The Babymakers provides any kind of comic lift come when talented improvisers like Faxon, Heffernan, Chandrasekhar and Aisha Tyler clearly go off-book and noodle their way into something that's actually amusing.

Full Review… | August 3, 2012
TheWrap
Top Critic

"The Babymakers" is amazing in its complete lack of comedy, nearly satirical in its rejection of levity and full-on embrace of mediocrity.

Full Review… | August 3, 2012
Film.com
Top Critic

When a movie resorts to scenes of a grown man rolling around on a floor slick with spilled semen samples, something plainly has gone wrong.

Full Review… | August 3, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Every so often a movie comes along that's so lame, you can almost make out a "What the hell am I doing here?" thought bubble over an actor's head.

Full Review… | August 3, 2012
New York Post
Top Critic

The big disappointment of "The Babymakers" is that it doesn't come close to being worthy of its two stars, Paul Schneider and Olivia Munn.

Full Review… | August 2, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Babymakers

½

I did NOT have high hopes for this, but it turned out that I enjoyed it. Not the best movie around, but it definitely produced more than a few laugh-out-loud chuckles from me...

itsjustme2004
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

She's fired up. He's firing blanks.

Quite a funny movie! Had the characters been developed slightly more, this could have been one of the better comedies to come out in years. It's the fact that the movie is so funny that it's easy to forgive the fact that the story and characters aren't exactly 100% there.

fter trying everything to get his wife Audrey (Olivia Munn) pregnant, Tommy Macklin (Paul Schneider) realizes to his horror that he may be "shooting blanks." Terrified that his marriage may fall apart, Tommy recruits his friends (and an Indian ex-mobster) to rob a sperm bank where he made a deposit years ago. As with any half-baked scheme, everything can and does go wrong, testing the limits of Tommy and Audrey's relationship.

MANUGINO
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

As a big fan of Broken Lizard I was moderately excited about this film, even though it only included the involvement of two of the members, neither of whom had a hand in the script. The Babymakers sees a young couple trying for a baby but are unable to conceive. Tommy soon finds out that he has slow sperm, but he had donated sperm 5 years ago and everything was okay back then. The sperm bank refuses to give him back his sperm as it is promised to another couple, and so begins a plan to rob the sperm bank. A sperm bank heist movie is a great idea, but unfortunately Chandrasekhar doesn't quite capture the heist element too well. There's far too much time spent on little arguments which don't often add anything the to characters. I also found the film's tone to be very confusing. There were moments when it seemed as though the comedy should be played as very outrageous, but instead, bizarre moments were just sort of passed over. A lot of the film goes nowhere, and the heist doesn't take place until the last 20 minutes. It's a slow ride where nobody on screen seems that interested. There are a few laugh out loud lines, and some rather sweet chemistry between Schneider and Munn which should have taken more of the focus. The very last scene is the tone and humour the film should have aimed for throughout. It was warm, heartfelt, cute, and hilarious.

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Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

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