I read the web-publication Filmmaker Magazine regularly. They publish each month a VOD-calendar with their picks and I have used…
She's fired up. He's firing blanks.
After he flunks a fertility test, a man realizes that the only way he can get his wife pregnant is by robbing a sperm bank to take back the last of the deposits he made there years earlier.
Settled in with the wife to watch this tonight having put our 17-month old to bed. After a long week and as relative newcomers to parenthood, we had hoped THE BABYMAKERS (purely based on the title, having no prior knowledge of the plot) might provide some slight but pertinent chuckles in the mould of this year's FRIENDS WITH KIDS or even the lesser LIFE AS WE KNEW IT from a couple years back.
Sadly, the laughs soon dried up: a promising start quickly sunk by a descent into repetative puerile toilet humour in a weak imitation of 'lads misadventure' comedies such as THE HANGOVER.
My biggest draw for the film was the casting of Paul Schneider and Olivia Munn as…
Kevin Heffernan is hilarious...I'd like to be his friend and maybe go bowling or clay pigeon shooting.
Olivia Munn is so lovely...I want to take her on a picnic and after we have eaten we can lie on our backs telling each other what we think clouds look like.
Best 'Broken Lizard' related film there has been since Super Troopers...though to be fair that is not too hard. But this had plenty of laughs and a decent story.
Shame nobody got a moustache ride but one can't have everything!
Even going in with extremely low expectations, I couldn't really find anything positive to talk about and I cannot recommend The Babymakers to anybody.
I gave this movie a shot because I really like Jay Chandrasekhar's work both in and out of the Broken Lizard troupe. Actually, I enjoy, to some extent, pretty much everyone involved in this picture and no one is that bad in their roles. But that just makes things so much more disappointing since the film still manages to be an abysmal dud.
Its rare that I would say this but if you have any inkling to check out The Babymakers, don't do it.
Don't waste your time.....
I think it's a comedy, but there aren't any funny scenes in it.
The occasional chuckle but it's as full of as much unfunny crude humour as you would expect despite a generally decent cast. There's a slight chance I may have just watched this for Olivia Munn.
Original review: www.yakfilm.com/the-babymakers-2012/
The Babymakers features a montage – not a scene, a montage – of a character getting hit in the crotch, supposedly one of the most painful things a man can endure. There’s a scene later on in the film of a female character giving birth, supposedly one of the most painful things a woman can endure. There are no scenes that feature anyone watching The Babymakers, a new contender for one of the most painful things to endure, male or female. And it's supposed to be a comedy.
As a director, Chandrasakhar has been involved in some acclaimed US TV comedy shows such as Arrested Development and Community. As a member of the Broken Lizard comedy team,…
Baš mi je trebao takav film - glup do boli. Možda je zato i ocjena velika, jer sam očito bio u takvom modu. Ideja, priča i realizacija je tragikomična, ali bar cast nije tako loš. Nije da su glumci nepoznati, no dobro su iznjeli ovu komediju. Olivia Munn mi je upalila horny time i želim je vidjeti u nešto boljoj romantičnoj komediji <3. Zig-Zag i Kevin Heffernan aka Wade jebeno rulaju. Dok je Jay Chandrasekhar apsolutni bog sa svojom pojavom i bradom.
Don't waste your time.....
My expectations were fairly low and the story was mediocre but I ended up laughing quite a bit by the end.
amusing low brow american comedy about a young husband who goes about stealing his sperm back from a sperm bank. Mostly crass and sometimes the tone is off, but some genuinely funny moments.
Great performance from Olivia Munn - she just jumps off the screen with her sexy, funny performance.
Olivia Munn is a truly beautiful specimen.
The film however is not.
Actually really funny and cute. It had some raunchy humor, which was to be expected given the subject matter, but also had some clever comedy. Good cast and script.
Tommy (Schneider) and Audrey (Munn) are a young, beautiful, successful married couple who can’t conceive a child because of Tommy’s bad sperm. However, before they were married, Tommy made regular deposits at a sperm bank to earn money to buy an engagement ring, so he and his pals make a plan to steal his last remaining sample. Chandrasekhar, one-fifth of Broken Lizard and the director of SUPER TROOPERS, knows his way around funny, but this comedy is a drip. Most of the blame falls on the colorless leads: Schneider (an original star of PARKS AND RECREATION who was fired after the second season) and Munn (THE NEWSROOM), who is gorgeous, but not exactly a comedienne. Of course, they are more…
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The Babymakers is not a particularly great comedy, but some of the dumbass stuff that makes the film up is right up my alley. It's another fun, narratively iffy comedy from Broken Lizard.
The biggest issue with comes in the story, where the (slight maybe sorta but not really spoiler) main source of conflict comes from two grown men not being able to see that pictures have fallen into the trashcan next to the sink, only for a grown woman to discover them days later. This is of course ridiculous, and made the following negativity feel unreasonable.
Also, the film's finale is pretty bad, going a little bit too Blues Brothers in an even more ridiculous…
Ranging from very punny to coma-inducing.