So many laugh out loud moments in this film, I was shocked to see the low ratings which is why I felt the need to write this review otherwise you could miss out on a gem of a comedy. Firstly the gags are perfectly executed and all the actors did a fine job. It starts off with a couple who decide to have a baby but soon realize they are having trouble conceiving. All their friends and family get involved some way or another. A third of the way in we are introduced to a thief played by Jay Chandrasekhar who just propels the comedy even further as they decide to break into a sperm bank. One of <more>
the funniest movies I've seen in ages. Highly recommended check it out.
Jay's direction is better than his performance (by blueish35)
I rented this movie and before I watched it I thought I'd check what the masses thought and I almost didn't watch the movie because of all the negative reviews. The only thing I could hope for is that it would be one of those movies like The Road to Wellville where a lot of people who are very uptight about there bodies can't handle the bawdy humor. Well, that's what happened. The Babymakers is very funny, well paced, the characters are likable and humor ranges all over the place, it's in the dialog, the visuals and the timing. I'd have to say this is one of the more <more>
likable comedies along with Role Models, Office Space, Away We Go, Sex Drive, Walk Hard and luckily it's not at all like Wedding Crashers, Bridesmaids, Good Luck Chuck or The Hangover.The one big change I would have made was to keep Jay behind the camera and if his character was really necessary it would have played funnier with Gerry Bednob.I wasn't going to watch this movie because all these negative reviews made me think I would see a big failure of Jay's direction and that wouldn't be any fun at all. Jay's direction is terrific.And for reference, I'm offended by the toilet humor in Enchanted but I think the toilet humor in Not Another Teen Movie is hysterical. It's a matter of propriety. It's not right in Enchanted. It's fine in NATM. What's done in this movie is just fine for it.
Funny late-nite comedy - perfect for netflix (by mxcfan)
my expectations for the straight-to-DVD/netflix comedies are typically pretty low. While I think Chandrekasar is a funny director, i don't love all the broken lizard stuff. all that said, this was a fun "let's give it a shot"-type late nite comedy that was well done. nothing that hasn't been done before, per se, as there was a simpsons episode recently about reclaiming sperm and the idea of rushing back to a sperm bank with the load in a container has been done various times. Still, it has its bro-mance and its romance and its foul-mouthed hot chicks and its ridiculous <more>
premise that snowballs and if you're in your early 30s or you're married, you should be able to relate to some of the pressures of conception they tackle early on. There's a lot of sex & masturbation scenes, but then again if you watched "american pie" or "something about mary" with other people, then this one shouldn't phase you -- you'll likely be in your living room though, so be prepared for someone to pretend like they are uncomfortable. Watched this on New Year's 2013 and it was a great way to start it off.