Gayby 2012 NR CC

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(59) IMDb 6.1/10
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"Gayby" is an irreverent comedy about friendship, growing older, sex, loneliness, and the family you chose.

Starring:
Jenn Harris, Matthew Wilkas
Runtime:
1 hour 29 minutes

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Gayby

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Jonathan Lisecki
Starring Jenn Harris, Matthew Wilkas
Supporting actors Mike Doyle, Anna Margaret Hollyman, Jack Ferver, Jonathan Lisecki, Louis Cancelmi, Alycia Delmore, Charlie Barnett, Adam Driver, Joanne Tucker, Christian Coulson, Alex Karpovsky, Zach Shaffer, Sarita Choudhury, Dulé Hill, Emily Wachtel, Satchel Shure, Jeff Hiller, Tommy Heleringer
Studio FilmBuff
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

The acting, the story, the characters here were all very good.
David Thompson
The film is filled with wonderful vignettes of NY types and stereotypes.
Oliver
This movie had great acting, especially the woman in the lead role.
LS

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Bob Lind on December 29, 2012
Format: DVD
Matt (Matthew Wilson) is a young gay man who works in a comic store. He's fresh out of a six year failed relationship, and having problems finding someone new. He commiserates with his longtime best friend, yoga instructor Jenn (Jenn Harris), who is also lonely, and suggests that they have a baby together. Matt is open to the idea, but a bit stunned when Jenn vetoes the "turkey baster" method, and insists they conceive the "old fashioned way." Uh, huh.

Their initial attempts make for some rather amusing almost-slapstick laughs. But neither anticipated it would take months of such attempts, which made it a bit difficult to date others on the side, while "saving themselves" for each other. When they compromise and decide to try do-it-yourself artificial insemination, Matt's campy friend Nelson (actually, the film's writer/director, Jonathan Lisecki, in a scene-stealing role), offers his assistance, since he went through the same process with a lesbian friend. At the same time, both Matt and Jenn find too-hot-to-wait lovers, leading to some guilt feelings and possible regrets.

This is a very funny, somewhat over-the-top comedy, with excellent acting and direction. Appropriate for mixed gay/straight audiences, and definitely a positive outlook on the concept of gay parenting as well as supportive straight allies. Won several awards at gay and regional film fests,and nominee for a 2013 Independent Spirit Award. Not rated, but would be a light R for sexual content, although there is no nudity. DVD extras include a short subject on which the full-length film is based, as well as several deleted scenes (Don't miss checking out the one with Jenn and "Logan.") Five stars out of five!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By LS on June 5, 2013
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This movie had great acting, especially the woman in the lead role. Some aspects of it, like the forced intimacy, were silly. And some story lines could've been developed more, like the ex-boyfriend and the gay dad love interest. But all in all, the movie left me with a smile at the end. Definitely worth watching, even more than once.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Martin on January 2, 2013
Format: DVD
I've gotten so used to terrible gay movies (especially American gay movies made in the last 15 years or so) that it's almost shocking when a good one comes along. Gayby is a good one.

Unlike some in the gay audience, I don't hate stereotypes, because there are some wonderful people who fit most of the stereotypes... except one - the hairless gym boy with blinding white teeth and a perfect tan on every square inch of his totally shaved body. There are NO wonderful people who fit that stereotype, which is one reason American gay movies in general have become so stupid that 99% of them are unwatchable. The only gym bodies in this movie have hair all over them, teeth the color of teeth instead of chalk, and tans (if they have tans at all) only where people naturally get tanned from being out in the sun - all of which is delightful.

This movie has a likable and able cast, a very smart and entertaining screenplay, one of the sexiest men on earth in a tiny role (Tommy Heleringer, who plays Adrian, one of Matt's abortive dates; he also plays Scruffy in a web series called The Outs, and he's so delicious I'd eat him up if he ever came to my door) and (thank God!) New York City. The worst movie ever made in New York is better than the best from LA, and Gayby is far from the worst. It may be the best; it's certainly one of the best. Very much worth seeing.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Tommy Dooley TOP 500 REVIEWER on June 16, 2013
Format: DVD
I had wanted to see this for a while and finally got round to it and I must admit to being underwhelmed. The plot is that Matt (Mathew Wilkas `The New Twenty') has a long term `best gal pal' in the form of Jenn (Jenn Harris - `Confessions of a Shopaholic') and she wants to have a baby. The problem is she can't find her Prince Charming and all her relationships last a mere, few months. Mean times she decides to ask Matt if he will be the father, the catch is that she wants to do it the old fashioned way and avoid the whole turkey baster routine. To aid in her fertility she does all she can including taking `horny goat weed'.

We get to meet all their friends including his from the comic store where he works and hers from the gym where she teaches yoga. They are all nice enough and there are some good interchanges between the characters. The problem is it just is so not funny. I could raise barely a smile and it does seem to move at a very slow pace indeed. There is nothing wrong with the actors at all; it is just the material they have to work with, or rather the lack of it. There is some bedroom rutting but all pretty inoffensive and no gay `getting it on' either, so if that is what you were looking for, then best to not bother.

There also is very little background music but there is a very good version of Beyonces `Crazy in Love' which is performed by Antony and the Johnsons, which perked things up. There is genuine warmth from the players with each other and real on screen chemistry which was appreciated and it was fairly well directed, but in the end it was just `ok, hence my rating.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By TF on January 31, 2013
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I enjoyed this film. The characters were sincere, and the relationship between the "couple" was really good. The story line was one that has specific meaning to the GLBT community, and their "hags", whether male or female.
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