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He's Having a Baby (2003)

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Jeff Danis is a sucessful Hollywood agent. Over 40 and with a steady lover he now feels that a child is necessary to make his life complete. Over the doubts of his lover he decides to adopt... See full summary »

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Jeff Danis is a sucessful Hollywood agent. Over 40 and with a steady lover he now feels that a child is necessary to make his life complete. Over the doubts of his lover he decides to adopt a young orphan from Viet Nam. This film documents the process and follows him and his lover on their trip to Viet Nam and the beginning of their journey as parents. Written by havan_ironoak@bigfoot.com

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Is it me, or are these people awful?
22 November 2004 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

Ostensibly, this is a documentary short about a gay man nearing 50 who decides to adopt a child. That's all well and good -- gays should adopt, and the man here has been in a relationship for 15 years. But it seems clear that he wants a kid for all the wrong reasons: To make himself complete, to fill a void, to give him a chance to prove he's got what it takes to be a dad. And his partner has NO interest in becoming a father at an age when most families are emptying the nest. The result is, we aren't really sympathetic but a little disturbed at the business-like, totally self-involved way the process advances. "What if he's not cute?" he asks without any irony (he's no Jared Leto himself). "I have to have AT LEAST a cute baby." When choosing between two infants from Vietnam, never once do we hear him ask, "which one is in greater need?" merely, "Let's have the guys in the office vote on the cutest and go with that one." The film itself is drawn out, boring, and even insulting (the music they play in place of dialogue during the Saigon sequences sounds like cheap atmospherics from the cliché soundtrack). Let's face it, if the man about who it is made weren't gay, there would be no hook (nothing happens) and this would never have been made. What a wasted effort on the real issue of gay adoption.


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