The Babymakers
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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.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 8%

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"The sole function served by this motion picture is to illustrate how not to frame jokes in movies."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"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."
‑ Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"Wants to appeal to the fan base of Broken Lizard desperately, but also wants to service the audience that loves movies from Garry Marshall or Rob Reiner..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"A romcom that fumbles for heart in the gutter, and finds only glib gags."
‑ Nathan Ditum, Total Film
"The plot is content to stay at surface level, never truly working for big laughs when easy ones can be grasped instead."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"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."
‑ Alonso Duralde, TheWrap
"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."
‑ Sara Stewart, New York Post
"The screenwriters started with a great premise and then ran out of ideas, abandoning the more risky, inventive procreation comedy for corny slapstick"
‑ Rich Cline,
"Some funny moments but not many, despite decent playing from Mann and Schneider."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"Made me laugh, made me care and didn't insult my intelligence. It's almost as fun as making a baby yourself."
‑ William Bibbiani, CraveOnline
""The Babymakers" is amazing in its complete lack of comedy, nearly satirical in its rejection of levity and full-on embrace of mediocrity."
‑ Laremy Legel,
"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."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"What starts as an insightful, bracingly straight-spoken comedy about infertility falls apart in the final act when it diverts into a wacky, under-developed adventure"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"It actually gets more stupid the more you think about it."
‑ David Jenkins, Little White Lies
"A film of limited effort, slowly sealing off its potential the longer it lingers on lackluster comedy in a manner that's become habitual to Chandrasekhar and his cronies."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
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