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The Babymakers (2012)

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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.

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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 laugh-out loud comedy showing how far one couple will go in hopes of creating a new life. -- (C) Official Site

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Cast

Paul Schneider
as Tommy Macklin
Olivia Munn
as Audrey Macklin
Wood Harris
as Darrell
Nat Faxon
as Zig-Zag
Hayes MacArthur
as Leslie Jenkins
Jude Ciccolella
as Coach Stubbs
M.C. Gainey
as Officer Malloy
Michael Yurchak
as Sommelier
Soren Hellerup
as Swedish Mechanic
Tom Wright
as Butchr/Deli Worker
Sharon Maughan
as Dr. Roberts
Audrey Sonnier
as Farm Girl #1
Alena Sav
as Farm Girl #2
Carrie Clifford
as Christian Girl #1
Sophia Marzocchi
as Christian Girl #2
Ryan Falkner
as Flipoff Man
Charlie Finn
as Sperm Bank Receptionist
Michael Roos
as Security Guard
Rick Overton
as Officer Raspler
Wesley Freitas
as Officer Lee
Daniel Phillip
as Officer Hawk
Jenica Bergere
as Officer Kanani
Jason Piccioni
as Officer Pigeon
Jennifer Ingrum
as Birthing Nurse
Ray King
as Christopher
James Grace
as Bus Driver
Reva Rose
as Vickery Receptionist
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Critic Reviews for The Babymakers

All Critics (50) | Top Critics (19)

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...

Cynthia S.
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.

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

½

Not the best film to come from comedy entrepreneur Jay Chandrasekhar, "The Babymakers" is a mish-mash of capable comedic actors in watered down and misused comedic situations. With some laughs sprinkled in throughout the film, the conflicts faced are a little too sporadic and easily resolved, unlike actual life, which often presents the best humor. Paul Schneider fits perfectly into the partial Broken Lizard crew, but with very little to work with, the film often falls flat.

Christopher Haskell
Christopher Haskell

Super Reviewer

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