Making Babies

 (261)1 h 26 min2019X-Ray16+
Katie and John Kelly (Eliza Coupe and Steve Howey) are ready to settle down and have kids, but five years later, all they have to show for their efforts is a mountain of negative pregnancy tests. As they run out of traditional options and their window closing, the couple explores the daunting world of medical, spiritual, and homeopathic methods to conceive a child.
Josh F. Huber
Eliza CoupeSteve HoweyBob Stephenson
English [CC]
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Elizabeth RodriguezEd Begley JrGlenne Headly
Christopher HuberAlexander RoosFred Roos
Samuel Goldwyn Films
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3.9 out of 5 stars

261 global ratings

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chicken tikka masalaReviewed in the United States on February 4, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
moderately interesting, takes annoying cheap shots that are unnecessary and untrue
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This movie was a decent way to spend 80 minutes on my treadmill (I watch videos while on it to pass the time). What I liked about it is I recognized and liked the husband actor, and I can somewhat relate to the story. I don't have fertility struggles but an issue that can make pregnancy less safe for me. It got annoying however, that the writers of the movie chose to bash the catholic view of reproduction and the entire functional medicine approach. The first was treated as an unforgiving and unrealistic perspective, and the second they used a ridiculous straw man to pretend functional medicine is woo. Its not the point of the movie but they poked fun at It enough that I want to mention it. I just want to say... if non woo functional medicine is so ineffective and stupid, how come 6 doctors couldn't figure out how to lower my 35 times normal crp but a functional medicine doctor did? In a few months its half what it was. And it didn't involve losing weight either or any suggestion conventional docs suggested (come to think of it that was the only suggestion they had). Thanks for reading my rant enjoy the movie....
8 people found this helpful
JaylaReviewed in the United States on January 12, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
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I would love to watch a movie about fertility issues for once end with a couple being content without kids or choosing to adopt. I get it, we want happy endings... While we had no issues getting pregnant and are very fortunate to have our own kids, I think this film and the ideas surrounding the "Just relax and it will happen" mentality are a shame. We have several friends who have been through fertility treatments for years with nothing to show but debt and have been excluded from adoptions because of finances on paper. I dunno. There is more than one way to have a happy ending.
9 people found this helpful
DhangPReviewed in the United States on July 14, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
So love the movie!
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My husband and I was so touched with the movie, made us both cry in the end... because we've been like to the same situation of the couple in the movie...been trying to get pregnant for 5 years now! but watching the said film inspired us not to give up, that there is always hope. =)
10 people found this helpful
KendraReviewed in the United States on July 6, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
It Embodies Our Struggles as an Infertile Couple
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As a person who actually has spent the better part of my marriage suffering from infertility, I found this to be very accurate in not only how the specialists seem to you but, how people around you act with and react to your infertility and even the horrible fight near the end. My biggest fear is that my husband will say to me what he said to her. They kept explanations and treatments very accurate but, didn't really show the extensive and invasive tests that you go through to reach the point of iui and IVF nor the actual cost of everything once it's said and done. I think that they just didn't have enough time to show it all. I finally feel as if all of our feelings are validated as a couple struggling to conceive. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for making this movie! Some other reviewers have called this boring but, for anyone like us who have gone through this experience, it was like our entire journey has finally been explained to the rest of the world.
5 people found this helpful
Everett LindsayReviewed in the United States on February 11, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Really confused with some of these reviews?
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Seems like some folks are upset that a comedy about fertility struggles isn't more depressing?

I found everything about the film fun. It's the best work I've seen these actors do. Performances were consistently funny. And it gave the audience a glimpse into a heart-wrenching reality by filtering it through the entertaining prism of dramedy. Laughed out loud multiple times.
6 people found this helpful
JackieReviewed in the United States on September 6, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Humorous and accurate!
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As a couple going through infertility ourselves, my husband and I decided to give this a watch. I was pleasantly surprised with the ability to represent infertility so accurately and add a humorous twist. I think its a great movie for people to watch to understand a topic that isn't openly discussed and understand what couples go through while simultaneously being entertained! Plus, Steve Howey isn't bad to look at on screen ;)
4 people found this helpful
JennyReviewed in the United States on September 17, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Depressingly inaccurate view of fertility struggles.
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Honestly, anyone who struggles with infertility will HATE the ending of this movie. The rest is dumb and inaccurate, but the “happy ending” is a trope that causes a lot of frustration and misery.
7 people found this helpful
AlysiaReviewed in the United States on June 11, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Very bad.
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Everything in this movie medically was so wrong. Examples: that is not how you give an injection. Also, it is not normal to need to abstain from sex for that long with fertility treatment. Having sex during certain times could've helped them have a baby.

The main characters were annoying, especially the wife. She was so demanding and selfish and never made an effort to love or respect her husband. It was all about her all the time.

The scene with the cop was so stupid and unrealistic. The lady was the pervert for walking in on him in the bathroom and staring, not the other way around.
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