The Babymakers

The Babymakers is a 2012 American comedy film directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, and starring Paul Schneider, Olivia Munn and Kevin Heffernan. Chandrasekhar and Heffernan are both members of Broken Lizard. The film received a limited release on August 3, 2012 in theaters and on video on demand services. It received a DVD and Blu-ray release September 18, 2012.

The Babymakers
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byJay Chandrasekhar
Produced byJay Chandrasekhar
Jason Blum
Brian Kavanaugh-Jones
Written byPeter Gaulke
Gerry Swallow
StarringPaul Schneider
Olivia Munn
Kevin Heffernan
Nat Faxon
Aisha Tyler
Constance Zimmer
Music byEdward Shearmur
CinematographyFrank G. DeMarco
Edited byBrad Katz
Blumhouse Productions
Duck Attack Films
Alliance Films
Automatik Entertainment
IM Global
Distributed byMillennium Entertainment
Release date
  • August 3, 2012 (2012-08-03)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$475,511[1]


After trying everything to get his wife Audrey (Munn) pregnant, Tommy (Schneider) suspects that he may be infertile. He recruits his friend (Heffernan) to help him rob a sperm bank where he once made a donation.[2][3]



The film has received largely negative reviews. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives a score of 8% based on 49 reviews, and an average rating of 3.5/10. The critical consensus states: "The Babymakers mistakes raunch for humor and, despite a few sporadic laughs, wastes its otherwise capable cast on gross-out gags and misfired one-liners."[4]

Roger Ebert gave the film 1 star out of 4.[5]


  1. ^ "The Babymakers (2012)". Box Office Mojo. 2012-08-09. Retrieved 2012-11-15.
  2. ^ Genzlinger, Neil (2 August 2012). "Rob What Kind of Bank?". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
  3. ^ Coyle, Jake (2 August 2012). "Review: Half-baked 'Babymakers' comes up negative". The Times Herald. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
  4. ^ "The Babymakers". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
  5. ^ Roger Ebert. "The Babymakers (R)". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 5 August 2012.

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