Gayby Reviews

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Rachel Saltz
New York Times
October 11, 2012
"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 | Original Score: 2/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
October 12, 2012
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.
Allison Loring
Film School Rejects
June 24, 2012
An incredibly funny look at modern relationships and families from a distinct voice.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Monica Castillo
Paste Magazine
October 26, 2012
The good in Gayby easily outweighs the awkward staging and strained gags.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.9/10
R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine
October 9, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Bruce Diones
New Yorker
October 8, 2012
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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Eric Hynes
Time Out
October 9, 2012
The film develops into a sweet, surprisingly persuasive comedy about friends transitioning into family.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David D'Arcy
Screen International
July 2, 2012
Lisecki directs deftly and lightly, and spreads the jokes around his strong cast.
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
June 21, 2012
A hilariously bitchy but sweet comedy that serves as Gotham's answer to Portlandia.
Jordan Hoffman
About.com
June 20, 2012
Gayby isn't a game-changer, but it is a fantastic first feature for a major new comedy voice.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jessica Baxter
Film Threat
June 25, 2012
Fantastic though it might sound, the plot of Gayby is still firmly planted in the real world.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
October 12, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Juergens
AfterElton.com
October 10, 2012
A fresh, breezy take on modern gay life and platonic love delivered with disarming enthusiasm and genuine wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
November 8, 2012
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Steve Warren
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
June 20, 2012
It's the most pleasant surprise I've had so far at this year's festival.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
October 1, 2012
A fast-paced, often hilarious pic about a woman who choose a gay friend to make her pregnant.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
June 20, 2012
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.
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Joe Leydon
Variety
June 20, 2012
[Balances] broad comedy and warm-and-fuzzy sentiment.
Rick Bentley
Fresno Bee
June 20, 2012
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.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
October 11, 2012
[It] embraces broad jokes and obvious setups. Fortunately, these are balanced out by assertive pacing and entertaining observations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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