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The Babymakers

  • Rated R
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independent, special interest

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

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common sense

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

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2 stars

As a big fan of Broken Lizard I was moderately excited about this film, even though it only included the involvement of two of the members, neither of whom had a hand in the script. The Babymakers sees a young couple trying for a baby but are unable to conceive. Tommy soon finds out that he has slow sperm, but he had donated sperm 5 years ago and everything was okay back then. The sperm bank refuses to give him back his sperm as it is promised to another couple, and so begins a plan to rob the sperm bank. A sperm bank heist movie is a great idea, but unfortunately Chandrasekhar doesn't quite capture the heist element too well. There's far too much time spent on little arguments which don't often add anything the to characters. I also found the film's tone to be very confusing. There were moments when it seemed as though the comedy should be played as very outrageous, but instead, bizarre moments were just sort of passed over. A lot of the film goes nowhere, and the heist doesn't take place until the last 20 minutes. It's a slow ride where nobody on screen seems that interested. There are a few laugh out loud lines, and some rather sweet chemistry between Schneider and Munn which should have taken more of the focus. The very last scene is the tone and humour the film should have aimed for throughout. It was warm, heartfelt, cute, and hilarious.

- kiriyamakazou, Saturday, August 25, 2012