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.
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Jay Chandrasekhar|
|Produced by||Jay Chandrasekhar|
|Written by||Peter Gaulke|
|Music by||Edward Shearmur|
|Cinematography||Frank G. DeMarco|
|Edited by||Brad Katz|
Duck Attack Films
|Distributed by||Millennium Entertainment|
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.
- Paul Schneider as Tommy Macklin
- Olivia Munn as Audrey Macklin
- Wood Harris as Darrell
- Kevin Heffernan as Wade
- Nat Faxon as Zig-Zag
- Jay Chandrasekhar as Ron Jon
- Constance Zimmer as Mona
- Aisha Tyler as Karen
- Jude Ciccolella as Coach Stubbs
- Tom Wright as Butcher
- Tommy Dewey as Todd
- Sharon Maughan as Dr. Roberts
- Tony Sancho as Pedro
- Philippe Brenninkmeyer as Dr. Vickery
- Helena Mattsson as Tanya
- Desi Lydic as Julie
- Bill Fagerbakke as Clark
- Jeanne Sakata as Wanda
- Hayes MacArthur as Leslie Jenkins
- Marc Evan Jackson as Jefferey
- Collette Wolfe as Allison
- Miles Fisher as Groom
- Noureen DeWulf as Bride
- Rick Overton as Officer Raspler
- M. C. Gainey as Officer Malloy
- Candace Smith as Roxie
- Lindsey Kraft as Greta
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."
Roger Ebert gave the film 1 star out of 4.
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