• Unrated, 1 hr. 29 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Jonathan Lisecki
    In Theaters:
    Oct 12, 2012 Limited
    On DVD:
    Dec 11, 2012
  • Independent Pictures
  • Gayby
    3 minutes 35 seconds
    Added: Sep 18, 2012


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Gayby Reviews

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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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.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

November 8, 2012
Monica Castillo
Paste Magazine

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

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 6.9/10

October 26, 2012
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.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

October 12, 2012
Sara Stewart
New York Post
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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.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

October 12, 2012
Rachel Saltz
New York Times
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"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.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

October 11, 2012
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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[It] embraces broad jokes and obvious setups. Fortunately, these are balanced out by assertive pacing and entertaining observations.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

October 11, 2012
Brian Juergens

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

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 8/10

October 10, 2012
Eric Hynes
Time Out New York
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The film develops into a sweet, surprisingly persuasive comedy about friends transitioning into family.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

October 9, 2012
R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant 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.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 9, 2012
Bruce Diones
New Yorker
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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.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

October 8, 2012
Harvey S. Karten

A fast-paced, often hilarious pic about a woman who choose a gay friend to make her pregnant.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: B+

October 1, 2012
David D'Arcy
Screen International

Lisecki directs deftly and lightly, and spreads the jokes around his strong cast.

Full Review Source: Screen International

July 2, 2012
Jessica Baxter
Film Threat

Fantastic though it might sound, the plot of Gayby is still firmly planted in the real world.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

June 25, 2012
Allison Loring
Film School Rejects

An incredibly funny look at modern relationships and families from a distinct voice.

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: A-

June 24, 2012
Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
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A hilariously bitchy but sweet comedy that serves as Gotham's answer to Portlandia.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 21, 2012
Rick Bentley
Fresno Bee

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.

Full Review Source: Fresno Bee

June 20, 2012
Steve Warren
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

It's the most pleasant surprise I've had so far at this year's festival.

Full Review Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune

June 20, 2012
Jordan Hoffman

Gayby isn't a game-changer, but it is a fantastic first feature for a major new comedy voice.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

June 20, 2012
Joe Leydon
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[Balances] broad comedy and warm-and-fuzzy sentiment.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 20, 2012
David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
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Gayby doesn't break a lot of new ground in the rom-com or parenthood fields, but its agreeable balance of humor and sentiment makes it worth adopting.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

June 20, 2012
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