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The Babymakers

  • Rated R
  • HD and SD formats available

independent, special interest


A man decides to rob a sperm bank with his friends when he has trouble conceiving a child with his wife

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    8%
  • Audience Score
    22%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 17
Consumerism
2 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
2 out of 5
Language
4 out of 5
Positive messages
1 out of 5
Positive role models
1 out of 5
Sex
5 out of 5
Violence
2 out of 5

Crude, mostly unimaginative comedy is meant for adults.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Babymakers is an occasionally funny but mostly crass indie comedy (directed by a veteran of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe) that examines a couple's attempts to get pregnant. It's very sex-centric -- expect lots of jokes (and gestures) about masturbation and various sex acts, scenes showing a couple in sexual positions (though not totally naked), discussions about sex, photos of a naked woman; and one full-frontal shot of a man. Characters also drink, reference pot smoking, dish out sexist punchlines, and swear a lot, including "f--k" and lots more.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about The Babymakers' reliance on sexual imagery and crass jokes. Is that necessary for the movie's story/humor? How does it compare to other over-the-top comedies you've seen?
  • Why does everyone think they have a say in Audrey and Tommy's personal life? Is this the way infertility is discussed in real life? Do you think people dealing with infertility in real life are likely to find it funny?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    8%
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  • Audience

    22%

Audience Reviews

2 stars

It's almost like all of the jokes in this movie were done before, and a lot. It's kind of a confused movie, it can't really decide if it wasn't to be mature or more slap stick with the humor. It's actually really out there and for no real reason. They really didn't think this one through. It's more confusing than it is funny, the characters can't decide where they stand on anything really. It does have some funny moments, but not really enough to make up for the fact that I wanted to slap the characters at times when they were talking. They really try too hard to make it seem "real" and instead it just seems like they don't know their lines.

- helwigs, Sunday, December 9, 2012

3 stars

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, Friday, October 19, 2012