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Being Dad: Inspiration and Information for Dads-To-Be
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"Being Dad" opens on Troy, a young man who's expecting his first child. Though the first minute or so tells us that Troy only has twelve hours until his baby is born, the film then backtracks through time to explore his nine-month journey. Footage of Troy attending to cravings, doctors appointments, Lamaze classes, and nursery preparations is few and far between, though, and mostly entails Troy talking directly to the camera about something his off-screen wife has said. Marsh, then, relies on a healthy combination of interviews with medical professionals as well as a random combination of strangers to cover a wide variety of possible experiences or any first time father.
Men from all over the country-- California, New York, Chicago, Boston-- were interviewed on-camera in "Being Dad," presumably to give their words a universal appeal.Read more ›
Mom: Buy this video for your man, make some popcorn, and trick him into watching it. I was sucked in immediately myself, into the brotherhood of men discussing their experiences leading up to the births of their babies. I laughed a lot, I learned a lot, and I even had a lump in my throat at times. (You don't need to mention that part to your man.)
Dad: Picking up this video is an opportunity to score major points by showing how supportive you are during this new experience you're sharing. You need to bank up some of these points now. Trust me on this.
Friends & Family: Know that this video will serve as a great gift to both the soon-to-be Mom *and* Dad in your life. My wife loved it regardless of its focus on Dads. In fact, that made it more comical, plus she probably felt more at ease knowing that I wasn't disenfranchised (bored) watching your typical Mom-focused, more "clinical" video.
Great idea, but totally missed the mark.
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Pretty funny. Husband laughed and we definitely related to things being discussed. Looks homemade/low budget because I'm sure it was but that didn't take away from the film.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
cool documentary. As a husband of a 8 month pregnant wife, I found this documentary very relatable.Published 10 months ago by Tonmoy Ghosh
I don't have a better video to recommend. It's depressing, because the real dad will probably not be as enthusiastic as the movie dads... Read morePublished 12 months ago by "Cloe" Kam
My gentlemen was really having a hard time with our first pregnancy he found a lot of comfort in this documentary I highly recommend it for all soon to be fathers!!Published 19 months ago by Katie Kousgaard
I watched this with my husband and he gave it a score of 2 out of 10. Not very helpful to hear other dad's subjective thoughts and feelings in terms of preparing for birth. Read morePublished on March 30, 2014 by Amazon Shopper
Cute movie, but generic. I had trouble understanding the main characters English/British accent at first. Read morePublished on March 9, 2013 by Sun