How can any sensible actor sign up for a mess as great as Jay Chandrasekhar's The Babymakers? I mean, the film is an absolute wreck. It is a shame really; the film started with such promise but dwindled quickly as the story lost steam early on.
The film follows a man who, in order to get his wife pregnant, decided to rob the sperm bank where he made a deposit over five years ago. I really liked the casting of Paul Schneider as the everyman lead, but when his wife is Olivia Munn, everything is thrown out of sync. Their chemistry is severely lacking.
But The Babymakers is the type of film where miscasting can only be blamed to a certain extent. The majority of the issues stem from a subpar script. Usually the guys behind Super Troopers and Beerfest can write random, clueless, and funny material without much thought, but this time around they kept shooting blanks. Jokes about masturbation, ejaculate, and Asian stereotypes are no longer en vogue, so to speak. As a result, the film appears dated from the onset. Teenage boys longing for a chance to laugh about such topics might find the film interesting, but the rest of us expect more from the Broken Lizard guys. A lot more.