The Babymakers (BLU-RAY)

The Babymakers

On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Running Time: 
1 Hour, 38 Minutes

As comedies go, this one could be worse...it could also be a lot better. It has its moments, but they felt few and far between. Admittedly, the premise has a lot of promise: Audrey and Tommy are a couple who are ready to begin a family, but once they start trying to have kids, they find out that Tommy's sperm count is incredibly low. But have no fear: Tommy used to be a faithful client of a sperm bank and they wouldn't take no junk now, would they? So when all else fails, he and his buddies hatch a plan to steal his good stuff back.

Like I said, a fairly funny set-up, right? Unfortunately, the rest of the film doesn't really live up to the potential. The raunchy sex stuff ends up killing the mood on a regular basis, without doing much to advance the story. The cast has solid chemistry, which helps the movie when the other elements don't quite add up. There are some genuine laughs to be had here, but they just don't sustain too well over the course of the whole thing.

As far as the Blu-Ray elements, the movie itself looks sharp and sounds good, but it's pretty light on bonus features. You get some behind-the-scenes info, cast and crew interviews and a featurette. And that's it. Fairly bare bones. I suppose if you're a big fan of the work of Broken Lizard, you might enjoy this due to Jay Chandrasekhar's involvement. But on the whole, this one's just not worth your time.

Jeremy Hunt
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