Gayby (2012)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 12, 2012
DVD Release Date: December 11, 2012
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

[It] embraces broad jokes and obvious setups. Fortunately, these are balanced out by assertive pacing and entertaining observations.

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Monica Castillo
Paste Magazine

The good in Gayby easily outweighs the awkward staging and strained gags.

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

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.

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Eric Hynes
Time Out

The film develops into a sweet, surprisingly persuasive comedy about friends transitioning into family.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

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.

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Rachel Saltz
New York Times

"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.

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Bruce Diones
New Yorker

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.

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Brian Juergens

A fresh, breezy take on modern gay life and platonic love delivered with disarming enthusiasm and genuine wit.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
Surprisingly funny script for an independent LGBT film. (Such films tend to be too niche for wider appeal.) Decent acting with attractive cast. Recommended.
Walter M.
In "Gayby," Jenn(Jenn Harris) is a yoga instructor in New York City who feels her life is going nowhere. Not only does she feel like a glorified… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
The main characters are likable enough--and give endearing performances--but the film is too much like a cliche-heavy sitcom and thus falls flat.
Alec Barniskis
The second half is far too conventional in the plot, but the convincing characters stay true to themselves from start to finish. Its nice to see a film… More
jay nixon
Really wanted to like this but it was flat as a pancake. The lead actress lacks charisma, the situations are absurd and the pacing is slack.
Sylvester Kuo
It's absolutely adorable and well acted by Jenn Harris and Matthew Wilkas. It's really campy regarding to the storyline and the fast paced dialogues,… More