Saturday, March 10, 2012
The Babymakers- SXSW World Premiere
The world premiere of The Babymakers premiered last night at the Paramount Theater in Austin, TX at the SXSW film festival. The movie involves a married couple (Olivia Munn and Paul Schneider) who after 3 years of marriage have decided to now start a family. After a montage of some funny and enjoyable attempts at conceiving, the movie skips forward to them still trying months later, still unsuccessful. The movie is about the unfortunate circumstance in which Paul Schneider has donated all of his good sperm to a bank to earn enough money to buy Olivia Munn her engagement ring and now is shooting blanks. His desperation forces him to hire an Indian mafia man (also director Jay Chandrasekhar) to help him and his moronic friends break back into the sperm bank and steal back his last usable vial of sperm to get his wife pregnant.
If that synopsis sounds ridiculous, its because it is. But its also hilarious. There was a moment in the movie where Olivia Munn decided she wants to adopt now and there is about a 20 minute lull where the movie starts to drag. Cut those 20 minutes out, and the movie is great. Definitely a B-level comedy with some lesser known talent and new comer Olivia Munn, but quite funny and entertaining. Because of the 20 minute lull it can see tediously long in a theater, but would make a great date night comedy-unless you yourself are trying to have a baby. The movie shows the real stress and at the same time the dedication and love within a marriage that real people have to go through every day. While this is not a touching or emotional movie really, one can see that real love will always find a way not only to work things out but also to laugh your ass off along the way. I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars.
Without an official poster yet, here is a pic from the film: http://s3.amazonaws.com/auteurs_production/images/film/the-babymakers/w448/the-babymakers.jpg?1329608009