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Director Jay Chandrasekhar and comedy troupe Broken Lizard gained their rights as a master of comedy with their first major motion picture success of Super Troopers, following up with Club Dread and more recently Beer Fest. Let's put it this way, these guys knows how to make guys (and most girls) laugh.
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The Babymakers is no different. You will laugh, but it's cheap laughter brought about by watching a guy's life get ruined and kicked in the nuts more than a dozen times. It may not the creative genius that we are used to with Chandrasekhar, but it still provides a chuckle.
The Babymakers is about a guy (Paul Schneider) who is unable to knock up his drop dead sexy wife (Olivia Munn) and resorts to breaking into a sperm bank where he used to donate sperm. Honestly, the plot line is genius, the execution is average.
Chandrasekhar plays an incompetent ex-Indian mobster hired by Schneider's best friend Wade (Kevin Heffernan) to execute the job which starts a whole mess of trouble.
Maybe it's because I know what Chandrasekhar is capable of, so perhaps that is why it felt like something was missing. It lacked that top-shelf quality, the raw and original crude humor we are used to when this group of actors gets together. It almost borderlines on chick-flick comedy at times which is far from what I was expecting from Chandrasekhar and his team of bandits.
Don't get me wrong, it's certainly worth the watch, but probably when it's on DVD and after about a half dozen beers.
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