If you woke up this morning and felt you needed to see a trailer frothing over with semen jokes, it’s as if the planets have aligned to tell you that you need more therapy and that the redband trailer for Babymakers has poked its little head out onto the internet.
This is the Broken Lizard movie that isn’t a Broken Lizard movie. Instead of the gang from Beerfest trying to impregnate everyone, it stars Olivia Munn and Paul Schneider (Away We Go, Lars and the Real Girl) as a couple who have trouble conceiving. Fortunately, Schneider’s character donated a bunch of great sperm years ago. Unfortunately, it’s all gone, so he has to try to steal some of it back.
Good old Kevin “Farva” Heffernan is on board as the sidekick, and Jay Chandrasekhar is directing and playing an Indian mafia killer (complete with genuine Indian accent!). As for the rest of the Broken Lizard gang, they look like they’re relegated to the background here.
Check out the trailer for yourself:
This trailer has been removed at the request of the filmmakers.
The trailer is a bit disjointed, but it looks like the kind of absurd, slightly mainstream adventure that Chandrasekhar and company are usually into. It’ll be interesting to see how much of Munn’s lemon-eating smile we can all handle, but overall it looks pretty standard. Then again, it was also written by a pair with a spotty record: Gerry Swallow and Peter Gaulke (Strange Wilderness, Ice Age: The Meltdown, and Black Knight). Here, they have full freedom to talk about balls.
Would you go see it?