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Jenn (Jenn Harris) and Matt (Matthew Wilkas) are best friends from college who are now in their thirties. Single by choice, Jenn spends her days teaching hot yoga and running errands for her boss. Matt suffers from comic-book writer's block and can't get over his ex-boyfriend. They decide to fulfill a youthful promise to have a child together... the old-fashioned way. Can they navigate the serious and unexpected snags they hit as they attempt to get their careers and dating lives back on track in preparation for parenthood? Gayby is an irreverent comedy about friendship, growing older,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"What lifts Gayby above its sitcom trappings is its emotional generosity and easy warmth, the sense that characters are defined by -- and made funny through -- their aspirations, not their way with a one-liner."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"[It] embraces broad jokes and obvious setups. Fortunately, these are balanced out by assertive pacing and entertaining observations."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"The good in Gayby easily outweighs the awkward staging and strained gags."
‑ Monica Castillo, Paste Magazine
"While Jonathan Lisecki is well in tune with his film's niche market, his knack for comedy, both visual and verbal, is universally hilarious."
‑ R. Kurt Osenlund, Slant Magazine
"Fantastic though it might sound, the plot of Gayby is still firmly planted in the real world."
‑ Jessica Baxter, Film Threat
"Harris, a talented comic actress who looks more like a real person than a Hollywood facsimile of one, makes every scene she's in shine."
‑ Sara Stewart, New York Post
"The film develops into a sweet, surprisingly persuasive comedy about friends transitioning into family."
‑ Eric Hynes, Time Out New York
"Your enjoyment of this baby-obsessed queer farce will depend largely upon your tolerance for seeing yet another group of gay urbanites incessantly sniping about it all."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"A fast-paced, often hilarious pic about a woman who choose a gay friend to make her pregnant."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
"An incredibly funny look at modern relationships and families from a distinct voice."
‑ Allison Loring, Film School Rejects
""Gayby" is too diffuse to have much pop when it comes to the topics at hand: love and friendship, and how unconventional modern permutations might help rewrite the script of romance."
‑ Rachel Saltz, New York Times
"Lisecki gives this story a modest, quip-filled heartbeat; nothing is painted too broadly, and the complications and awkwardness of the situation play out with great warmth."
‑ Bruce Diones, New Yorker
"A fresh, breezy take on modern gay life and platonic love delivered with disarming enthusiasm and genuine wit."
‑ Brian Juergens,
"Lisecki directs deftly and lightly, and spreads the jokes around his strong cast."
‑ David D'Arcy, Screen International
"Lisecki's turned that short into a feature film with the same storyline and actors. Although it's a sweet movie, it's a case of more is not always better."
‑ Rick Bentley, Fresno Bee
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