If you’re wondering whether or not the new Broken Lizard film, The Babymakers, is just as raunchy and juvenile as their previous outings, I suggest checking out the red band trailer. The teaser provides plenty of insight to what kinds of broad, sex-based jokes and physical gags you can expect from the group that created Super Troopers and Beerfest.
As usual, Broken Lizard members are all over this – Jay Chandrasekhar directs and stars, and fellow member Kevin Heffernan fills a supporting role. But Babymakers – which stars Olivia Munn and Paul Schneider as a married couple taking desperate measures to get pregnant – seems less satisfying than the troupe’s other comedies. While earlier titles indulged in their fair share of bodily humor, they also managed to mix in plenty of inspired, absurd silliness that made them better than much of the dumbed down fare familiar to the genre (ahem, That’s My Boy). Unfortunately, I haven’t seen any of that winning formula in other promos for The Babymakers, and the red band trailer is no different. In fact, watching it makes me want to see it less. See trailer and synopsis below:
After trying everything to get his wife Audrey (Olivia Munn) pregnant, Tommy Macklin (Paul Schneider) realizes to his horror that he may be “shooting blanks.” Terrified that his marriage may fall apart, Tommy recruits his friends (and an Indian ex-mobster) to rob a sperm bank where he made a deposit years ago. As with any half-baked scheme, everything can and does go wrong, testing the limits of Tommy and Audrey’s relationship. THE BABYMAKERS is a hilarious twist on the heist film genre, a laugh-out loud comedy showing how far one couple will go in hopes of creating a new life.
The Babymakers also stars Aisha Tyler, M.C. Gainey and Nat Faxon. It releases on VOD July 3rd, and then in theaters on July 27th.
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