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.
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
"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.
| Original Score: 2/5
[It] embraces broad jokes and obvious setups. Fortunately, these are balanced out by assertive pacing and entertaining observations.
| Original Score: 3/5
The film develops into a sweet, surprisingly persuasive comedy about friends transitioning into family.
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.
A hilariously bitchy but sweet comedy that serves as Gotham's answer to Portlandia.
[Balances] broad comedy and warm-and-fuzzy sentiment.
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.