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The Babymakers

Devoted married man Tommy grows increasingly distressed by his failure to impregnate his wife, Audrey. In a desperate bid to have a child of their own, Tommy assembles an oddball group of thieves to steal his long-ago sperm bank donations.
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The sole function served by this motion picture is to illustrate how not to frame jokes in movies.
James Berardinelli, ReelViews  full review
 
"The Babymakers" is amazing in its complete lack of comedy, nearly satirical in its rejection of levity and full-on embrace of mediocrity.
Laremy Legel, Film.com  full review
 
When a movie resorts to scenes of a grown man rolling around on a floor slick with spilled semen samples, something plainly has gone wrong.
Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times  full review
 
Every so often a movie comes along that's so lame, you can almost make out a "What the hell am I doing here?" thought bubble over an actor's head.
Sara Stewart, New York Post  full review
 
The big disappointment of "The Babymakers" is that it doesn't come close to being worthy of its two stars, Paul Schneider and Olivia Munn.
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle  full review
 
Viewers may suspect the filmmakers have no clue about the actual operation of fertility clinics and sperm banks (the plot depends on some pretty dubious practices, particularly involving donor anonymity), but most will be laughing too hard to care.
John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter  full review
 
Yet another attempt to mix raunchy excess and romantic-comedy sweetness in an anything-goes raucous farce, The Babymakers offers a few big laughs between ho-hum stretches of frenetic vamping.
Joe Leydon, Variety  full review
 
Ah, infertility comedies - always such a good time. You remember the way you yukked it up at "Maybe Baby" and "A Smile Like Yours," don't you? Oh, wait, you don't? Exactly.
Tom Russo, Boston Globe  full review
 
How does a comedy troupe even get from the frat-humor antics of "Beerfest" to the middle-class suburbanality of "Babymakers"?
Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News  full review
 
Delivered with sloppy, gleeful confidence, the movie is smarter than most gross-out comedies but isn't afraid to inspire an "Ewww."
Neil Genzlinger, New York Times  full review
 
Even those with the lowest enjoyment threshold for knuckle-dragging comedies will be hard-pressed to find joy in this impotent misfire from director Jay Chandrasekhar.
Barbara VanDenburgh, Arizona Republic  full review
 
Although I am aware sperm is a precious bodily fluid, I don't find it an especially funny one, and when a character spills half of the deposits in a sperm bank and then slips around on the floor like a clown on ice, I'm not laughing.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times  full review
 
Munn, sexy and spirited, plays Audrey as a woman without much patience for arrested-male shenanigans. You may end up feeling the same way.
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly  full review
 
...this is one of the most technically inept movies I've seen in quite some time...
Glenn Kenny, MSN Movies  full review
 
An increasingly incredulously plotted series of embarrassments about the wounded masculinity of a low sperm count.
Jake Coyle, Associated Press  full review
 
Its 95 minutes feel like a trimester...
Melissa Anderson, Village Voice  full review
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  • Release Year: 2012
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Runtime: 98 min
  • Available From: Dec 18, 2012
  • Queued by: 901 people
Directed By
Jay Chandrasekhar
Cast
Paul Schneider, Olivia Munn, Kevin Heffernan, Wood Harris, Nat Faxon, Aisha Tyler, Collette Wolfe, Hayes MacArthur, Lindsey Kraft, Jay Chandrasekhar
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