John (Steve Howey) & Katie Kelly (Eliza Coupe) are finally moving into their dream home. Once they settle in, it’s evident that the two have desires to fall pregnant and begin a whole new chapter of their life. But it turns out that falling pregnant isn’t always an easy, simple task. Unable to fall pregnant, John & Katie soon discover that the fulfilment of their desires will take a lot more work than expected as they seek advice, begin medical treatment and tests with support from both friends and family.
Naturally, this type of film will only attract a certain range of movie lovers (particularly those who have had children or who can relate to a similar journey and the frustration of making a baby). It’s a tricky topic to tackle, but thankfully the film does a great job at balancing the humour and heart necessary. The best jokes are rather awkward ones, such as Katie’s mum sharing about her sex life during a wedding service and questioning John’s, well, you know.
Actors Steve Howey & Eliza Coupe worked positively as the leading characters and were truly convincing on screen as a couple. The jokes and most of the heartfelt moments of this film generally came from the top actors (well, at least for me it did).
The film also has multiple side characters who also try and bring the laughs by using random dialogue. Sadly this didn’t always work for me. Also, certain scenes had camera movements which seemed shaky and became uncomfortable for the viewer.
Overall, while Making Babies isn’t a film for everyone, I feel it will be enjoyed by audience members who can relate to trying to fall pregnant and the efforts it can take to see the significant miracle of a baby. There are some jokes to be had, but some jokes don’t always land a laugh either. The film has some heart which was also surprising to see.