Gayby 2012

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Jenn and Matt are best friends from college who once made a pact. Now in their thirties, Jenn is a hopeless single, spending her days teaching ‚hot yoga‚ and running errands for her boss and Matt turned out to be her gay best friend. Unable to get over his ex-boyfriend, Matt has withdrawn into his comic-bookstore job. When Jenn decides to hold Matt to his promise of having a baby with her, it seems like the right idea at the right time. With Jenn untrusting of fertility doctors, and Matt boastful of being ‚a guy‚ and able to have sex with anyone, they decide to fulfill a youthful promise... the old-fashioned way. Gayby follows the pair as they navigate the unexpected snags along the way in attempting to get their lives back on track and the trauma of preparation for parenthood.

Starring:
Jonathan Lisecki, Jenn Harris
Rental Formats:
DVD

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 29 minutes
Starring Jonathan Lisecki, Jenn Harris, Matthew Wilkas
Director Jonathan Lisecki
Genres Comedy
Studio PECCADILLO PICTURES
Rental release 11 March 2013
Main languages English

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tommy Dooley TOP 100 REVIEWER on 16 Jun. 2013
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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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Perfectly tolerable and watchable gay (with straight sex thrown in) rom com that is nice enough. There's no bad performance here. There's also no explicit gay sex scenes. And no nudity either. I'm thinking the 15 certificate is for the sex references and the parts where the gay guy puts his-just-about-to-cum-cock in his best friends vagina. In lieu of any pelvic thrusting there's some pretty hot kissing here. This is another gay film in which the guys are hot. There's some fun to be had here. The acting here is very good.
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Another day, another comedy where a girl and guy decide to have sex and not let it ruin their friendship. The twist in this film is the guys gay, also the couple are having sex to get a baby. If you havent seen Friends With Benefits and No Strings Attached then watch this, overwise you might have a sense of deju vu.
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By A de G on 18 Jun. 2013
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This is another example that proves that American comedies are not very funny. The trailer promised more that the film actually delivered. Jenn's acting ability does not impress me. She manages to look bored and is in fact boring most of the time. She is definitely miscast. The film is supposed to be a comedy. The male actors saved it though. `Gayby' was not value for money. I paid £14 for it and that was far too much. Thanks to the male actors it was entertaining at times.
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Very predictable and lacking any real interest. There are better ways to waste your life than by watching this movie!
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If you like rom-coms you'll love this. If you hate rom-coms then you will like this too! It's a romantic comedy with a serious underlying theme of the aging woman who can hear the clock ticking and wants to have a baby but can't find the right man to be the father - except her best gay friend who ticks all the boxes. Simple. Sort of. Sounds simple enough but they have never seen each other in that light before (as objects of desire) so even trying to get it together causes some very toe curling scenes. There are a lot of minor characters who fit the stereotypes one would expect for a Manhattan rom com but they are done very well - especially the one who decides he will become a 'bear' because he gave up smoking and put on a lot of weight. He's as camp as a row of tents.

Do watch the deleted scenes (there are two of them) because they explain one of the central points left untouched in the film. You have to watch it to understand. Very pleasant film.
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