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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 role models
1 out of 5
Sex
5 out of 5
Violence
2 out of 5
Positive messages
1 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

1 star

I don't think I would have even laughed at this movie when I was 17. It is one that believes it is laugh-out-loud hilarious (poorly framed jokes and gags and all) although it was one that left me scratching my head wondering if people truly do find things like this to be funny. Jokes are blatantly set up scenes in advance ... which makes the film predictable and tiresome. We know what is coming ... and when is that ever really good unless it is an adaptation of a favorite book? Tommy (Paul Schneider - Bright Star, "Parks and Recreation") and his wife (Olivia Munn - "The Newsroom", Magic Mike) decide to have a baby after 3 years of marriage only to find out not everything is really working. Tommy is the problem but he realizes he can remedy everything because of his massive amounts of sperm donations 5 years ago to a local sperm bank. Oh the hilarity of him figuring out how to steal the ONE remaining sample (that has already been promised to a gay couple). The entire film is a "really?!" Movies like this make me feel snobbish simply because I have some functioning brainwaves. I like Munn; but there isn't much else here to enjoy as it is all too implausibly stupid for me even try to appreciate. Uhm ... I don't think so ... and the filmmakers don't have to try again.

- ThomasJayWilliams, Wednesday, September 19, 2012

0 star

There is a reason this movie was released in theaters then on dvd ONE month later. I <3 O-Munn but this movie SUCKED !!!

- tommy1150, Saturday, September 1, 2012