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The Babymakers -- After failing to get his wife pregnant, a guy (Schneider) recruits his pals to steal the deposit he left at a sperm bank years ago.
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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Peter Gaulke (written by) &
Gerry Swallow (written by)
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Release Date:
24 August 2012 (Iceland) See more »
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She's fired up. He's firing blanks.
Plot:
After failing to get his wife pregnant, a guy (Schneider) recruits his pals to steal the deposit he left at a sperm bank years ago. | Add synopsis »
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Come in laughing, come out wincing See more (18 total) »

Cast

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Paul Schneider ... Tommy Macklin

Olivia Munn ... Audrey Macklin

Michael Yurchak ... Sommellier

Wood Harris ... Darrell

Kevin Heffernan ... Wade

Nat Faxon ... Zig-Zag

Lindsey Kraft ... Greta

Constance Zimmer ... Mona

Aisha Tyler ... Karen

Jude Ciccolella ... Coach Stubbs

Soren Hellerup ... Swedish Mechanic
Tom Wright ... Butcher - Deli Worker

Tommy Dewey ... Todd

Sharon Maughan ... Dr. Roberts
Tony Sancho ... Pedro
Audrey Sonnier ... Farm Girl #1

Alena Savostikova ... Farm Girl #2 (as Alena Sav)

Carrie Clifford ... Christian Woman #1

Sophia Marzocchi ... Christian Woman #2

Nikki Moore ... Jenny (as Nicole Moore)
BJ Averell ... Jesus
Ryan Falkner ... Flipoff Man

Philippe Brenninkmeyer ... Dr. Vickery

Helena Mattsson ... Tanya
Will Chandrasekhar ... Billy

Desi Lydic ... Julie

Bill Fagerbakke ... Clark

Jeanne Sakata ... Wanda

Charlie Finn ... Sperm Bank Receptionist
Michael Roos ... Security Guard

Hayes MacArthur ... Leslie Jenkins

Marc Evan Jackson ... Jefferey

Jay Chandrasekhar ... Ron Jon

Collette Wolfe ... Allison

Miles Fisher ... Groom

Noureen DeWulf ... Bride

Rick Overton ... Officer Raspler
Wesley Freitas ... Officer Lee

M.C. Gainey ... Officer Malloy

Phillip Daniel ... Officer Hawk

Jenica Bergere ... Officer Kanani (as Jenica Berger)
Jason Piccioni ... Officer Pigeon

Jennifer Ingrum ... Birthing Nurse
Ray King ... Christopher
James Grace ... Bus Driver

Candace Smith ... Roxie

Reva Rose ... Vickery Receptionist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Keith Blomberg ... Art Gallery Extra (uncredited)
Liam Culbertson ... Baby (uncredited)

Directed by
Jay Chandrasekhar 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Peter Gaulke (written by) &
Gerry Swallow (written by)

Produced by
Aaron Behl .... co-producer
Jason Blum .... producer
Jeanette Brill .... associate producer
Jay Chandrasekhar .... producer
Bailey Conway .... associate producer
Gerard DiNardi .... line producer
Julia Dray .... co-executive producer
Stuart Ford .... executive producer
Bill Gerber .... co-executive producer
Jessica L. Hall .... associate producer
Kevin Heffernan .... executive producer
Brian Kavanaugh-Jones .... producer
Charles Layton .... executive producer
Steve Lemme .... co-executive producer
Rick Osako .... associate producer
Richard Perello .... co-executive producer
Paul Soter .... co-executive producer
Erik Stolhanske .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Ed Shearmur  (as Edward Shearmur)
 
Cinematography by
Frank G. DeMarco 
 
Film Editing by
Brad Katz 
 
Casting by
Venus Kanani 
Mary Vernieu 
 
Production Design by
Katie Byron 
 
Costume Design by
Tricia Gray 
 
Makeup Department
Bonni Flowers .... additional makeup artist (as Bonnie Flower)
Cynthia Hernandez .... assistant makeup artist
Christina Jiminez .... additional makeup artist
Katharine Kremp .... hair extensions: Olivia Munn (as Katherine Kremp)
Tracy Manzo .... key makeup artist
Tracy Manzo .... makeup department head
Vivian Maxwell .... assistant makeup artist
Terry Robbins .... assistant hair stylist
Lori Rozman .... department head hair stylist
Lori Rozman .... hair department head
Nikki Smith .... additional hair stylist
Jose Zamora .... additional hair stylist
 
Production Management
Kaylene Carlson .... production supervisor
Gerard DiNardi .... production manager
James K. Jensen .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jasmine Alhambra .... second assistant director
Christine Danahy .... second second assistant director
Danny Giles .... assistant director: additional photography
Danny Giles .... second second assistant director
Michael Risoli .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Niko Hovartos .... prop master
Raisa Machado .... art department pa
John Roberson .... set dresser
Daniel Vazquez .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
David Alvarez .... sound mixer
Jeffrey Dyal .... dialogue editor
Jeffrey Dyal .... sound effects editor
Kevin Faber .... boom operator
Dan Gamache .... sound editor
Judah Getz .... adr mixer
John-Thomas Graves .... adr mixer
Jon Greasley .... sound editor
Stanley Kastner .... sound re-recording mixer
Mike McKone .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Ignacio Garcerón .... visual effects
Diane Macke .... visual effects coordinator
Matthew Massarella .... digital compositor (as Matt Massarella)
Josh Miyaji .... visual effects artist
Jason Piccioni .... visual effects producer
Jason Piccioni .... visual effects supervisor
Wilson Tang .... digital restoration
Evan Underwood .... visual effects artist
Matt von Brock .... CG supervisor: FuseFX
Pablo Wang .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
Stanton Barrett .... utility stunts
Hunter Baxley .... stunt performer
Seth Duhame .... Stunt Double: Paul Schneider
Jeff Galpin .... stunt performer
Chris J. King .... stunt driver
Michael R. King .... stunt double: Kevin Heffernan
Nicholas King .... stunts
Rob King .... stunt coordinator
Jimmy Ortega .... stunt double: Jay Chandreskhar
Georgina Rawlings .... stunt driver (as Georgie Rawlings)
Georgina Rawlings .... stunt driver (as Georgina Armstrong)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Ambrose .... gaffer
Mark Colicci .... camera operator
Justin Duval .... gaffer: additional photography
Louie Escobar .... grip
Peter Hawkins .... director of photography: second unit
Daniel C. McFadden .... still photographer
Johnny Medeiros .... key video assist engineer
Francesco Sauta .... film loader
Philip Shanahan .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Pete Villani .... additional cinematographer (as Peter Villani)
 
Casting Department
Brandon Hemmerling .... casting assistant
Jaceson Mann .... casting assistant
Doug Ritzenthaler .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amy Haffner .... set costumer
Barbara Slade .... assistant costume designer
Anni Speckheuer .... costume supervisor
Anni Speckheuer .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Jill Bogdanowicz .... senior digital intermediate colorist
Mark Sahagun .... digital intermediate editor
Brian Swanson .... first assistant editor
Denise Woodgerd .... digital intermediate producer
Darin Wooldridge .... home video mastering colorist
 
Music Department
Bryan Carrigan .... music editor
Georg Brandl Egloff .... composer: additional music
Chris Fogel .... music recording engineer
Ann Kline .... music supervisor
Julie Sessing .... music clearance
Justine von Winterfeldt .... music coordinator
 
Transportation Department
Philip Bak .... transportation captain
Anthony Detiege .... transportation
J. Tom Jones .... driver
James Messersmith .... driver
 
Other crew
Aaron Becker .... title designer: main titles
Jesse Brooks .... assistant locations manager
James Cluster .... first assistant accountant
Elisa Forni .... script supervisor
Megan Lurty .... production assistant
Brian Palmert .... location scout
Christopher L. Perez .... production legal
Chelsea Peters .... assistant: Mr. Blum
Alex Saks .... assistant to Mr. Kavanaugh-Jones
David Thornsberry .... location manager
 
Thanks
Ward Larsen .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for crude and sexual content, brief graphic nudity, language and some drug use
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95 min
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Goofs:
Factual errors: Seconds after the baby boy is born he is put on a scale, yet he is already circumcised. Babies aren't born circumcised.See more »
Quotes:
Tommy:Oh, I don't think I'm more important than Jesus, but unless he can miracle a baby up into my wife's vagina then I gotta take a pass.See more »
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Something GoodSee more »

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28 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Come in laughing, come out wincing, 3 August 2012
Author: Steve Pulaski from United States

One must approach a Broken Lizard film with the idea that the actors obviously have a lot of fun making these fun, energetic romps. Sometimes more than audiences like watching them. Broken Lizard hit a home run with me when I saw Club Dread, an inspired parody of slasher films with entertaining characters, and I found Super Troopers to be "fun, lively, and good-natured." These characteristics are totally absent in their latest flick, The Babymakers a dirty-minded, prepubescent comedy with repetitive jokes about semen, sperm banks, genitalia, masturbation, sex, you get the idea.

The Apatow-idea of "mixing heart with raunch" doesn't work here, because any attempt at humanity and sentiment is disregarded so things like sex puns and lame gags can take their turn on film. The leads are the laidback Paul Schneider and G4's gorgeous Olivia Munn, who are sadly not given much to do because the screenplay is so close-minded to nonsense. The two play Tommy and Audrey, a suburban couple who, after three years of marriage, are eager to start a family. After nine months of failed attempts, the two begin to question if one of them has a problem, whether it be Tommy with his sperm count or Audrey with her ovaries. Wow, took you nine months to realize that constant sex and no baby wasn't a good sign? I'd get nervous after attempt three.

They both get tested, and it is revealed that Tommy has a very low sperm count. One thing Audrey doesn't realize is that, in order to pay for an engagement ring, Tommy frequented a sperm bank twenty times for roughly eighty-five dollars in cold, hard cash each visit to pay for it. When she finds out, she's strangely disgusted and Tommy devises a plan with his pals (Kevin Heffernan and Nat Faxon) to try and stage a break in to the sperm bank warehouse to get the samples back. And she's completely cool with that. As an exercise, ask your spouse whether they'd be more aggravated at you for donating to a sperm bank or robbing one.

But first, Tommy learns that one of his samples is out on the market, and it has been purchased by a local gay couple. When Tommy goes to visit them it sets up a cruel and wholly unnecessary ten minutes involving some of the most awkwardly exchanged dialog this year. It's scenes like this that simply don't belong in a comedy, but The Babymakers is chock-full of scenes like that.

In order to try and pull off the heist in a coherent manner, they hire the walking stereotype, Ron-Jon (Jay Chandrasekhar, who also directs), who was rumored to be a part of the Indian mob. You can imagine how many jokes just this past sentence can set up and, let's just say, the film doesn't miss its chance to try and say all of them.

The real tragedy behind this picture is that in the mix of creating juvenile setups, crass gags, and scenes that stretch far beyond their reason lengths (take for example Kevin Heffernan's character, who during the sperm bank heist spills dozens of test tubes containing semen and spends minutes slipping and sliding around on the floor), the script successfully undermines both Munn and Schneider's chance at erecting believable, substantial chemistry, as well as both their acting talents. Schneider worked in successful independent flicks, and Munn has consistently proved herself to speak to the geek culture, much like other filmmakers such as Joss Whedon and Kevin Smith. They deserve better than this trite.

Jay Chandrasekhar is a reliable actor, but this is second time he has chosen to direct a film, involving the Broken Lizard team in lackluster material, with the first being The Dukes of Hazzard film adaptation. What this film needed in order to work was, one, a reality check. These events are highly implausible, yet are taken in the manner of sincerity and reality. Two, it needed a script more observant and intelligent. It could still be a raunchy comedy and fulfill this proposition, so my question is, why didn't it? And three, it needed to give both its leads some much deserved screen time instead of subjecting them to ridiculously contrived arguments about donating sperm to a sperm bank multiple times, uncomfortable discussions with the neighbors about possible donations, not to mention other sequences involving homosexual humor and a montage of blows to the scrotal region. I came to laugh, but I did far more wincing - one thing that is almost immediately fatal to comedies.

Starring: Paul Schneider, Olivia Munn, Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, and Nat Faxon. Directed by: Jay Chandrasekhar.

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