When Broken Lizard burst onto the scene with their cult classic Super
Troopers they took comedy by storm. Member Jay Chandrasekhar has not
only worked and directed with the group, but also journeyed outside the
troupe to take on other projects like his latest The Babymakers.
Bringing along fellow Broken Lizard alum Kevin Heffernan, in addition
to Olivia Munn, Paul Schneider, and Nat Faxon could he possibly hit the
mark with this new comedy or will it end up being a miscarriage?
The Babymakers follows a married couple trying to get pregnant. When
they find out that the guy is the one with the issues, he teams up with
his friends to hatch a plan to try and retrieve a healthy sperm
donation to a sperm bank years ago. First thing to make very clear is
that this is not a Broken Lizard movie. Most people will head out to
see this with the idea that's what they are going into. With that being
said, it still attempts to stick with some of that formula and push the
limits at times. There are some really funny over the top moments that
deliver and make this film more than just a standard romantic comedy.
Everyone does a great job with their respected parts, most notably the
Broken Lizard guys Jay Chandrasekhar and Kevin Heffernan. The biggest
issue with this film is the chemistry between Munn and Schneider. They
both do fine job acting, but they just don't have the chemistry to make
you believe their relationship. This makes some aspects of the film
feel forced when it should have had more heart to bring together the
zany over the top comedy.
This is a better than average R-Rated romantic comedy that will
probably entertain guys way more than the ladies, but still not knock
it out of the park like it could have. Broken Lizard fans will enjoy
the guys doing their thing as it is the highlight of the film.