10 user 2 critic

First Comes Love (2013)

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage. For filmmaker Nina Davenport, that old playground song didn't go as planned. Single at age 41, she decides to ... See full summary »


Nina Davenport

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Prime Video


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

40 Weeks (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A documentary that delves into each week of a woman's pregnancy by interviewing moms about their own personal experiences. It serves as a road-map to support and guide moms, fathers and ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Henze
Stars: Jared Balsky, Debra Bingham, Emily Castillo
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Birth: it's a miracle. A rite of passage. A natural part of life. But more than anything, birth is a business. Compelled to find answers after a disappointing birth experience with her ... See full summary »

Director: Abby Epstein
Stars: Mary Helen Ayres, Julia Barnett, Sylvie Blaustein
In the Womb (TV Movie 2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Documents the 9 month journey from conception to birth with images taken inside the womb. New photographic and camera techniques allow the viewer to see previously unknown images concerning a time we all go through.

Director: Toby Macdonald
Stars: Dilly Barlow
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  

The Face of Birth - a film about pregnancy, childbirth, and the power of choice. This documentary follows the diverse, heart-warming, and sometimes heart wrenching stories of a handful of ... See full summary »

Directors: Gavin Banks, Kate Gorman
Stars: Andrew Bisits, Justine Caines, Vicki Car
Nine Months (1995)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

When he finds out his longtime girlfriend is pregnant, a commitment-phobe realizes he might have to change his lifestyle for better or much, much worse.

Director: Chris Columbus
Stars: Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, Tom Arnold
Bébé(s) (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A look at one year in the life of four babies from around the world, from Mongolia to Namibia to San Francisco to Tokyo.

Director: Thomas Balmès
Stars: Bayar, Hattie, Mari
Away We Go (2009)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms for the first time.

Director: Sam Mendes
Stars: John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Allison Janney
Shenandoah (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A documentary on the hate crime assault and subsequent death of a Latino man in Shenandoah Pennsylvania, including the alleged cover-up and shocking court verdicts.

Director: David Turnley
Stars: Brian Scully, Julie Mickalowski, Ron Mickalowski


Credited cast:
Nina Davenport Nina Davenport ... Herself
Eric E. Oleson Eric E. Oleson ... Himself


First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage. For filmmaker Nina Davenport, that old playground song didn't go as planned. Single at age 41, she decides to have a baby on her own, never minding the odds stacked against her or the extra hurdles of living in New York City. Along the way, she explores the ever-changing definition of "family."

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »


Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site





Release Date:

3 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ensin tulee rakkaus See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA


Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs



See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Happy Birthday
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

narcissistic, self-indulgent, whining narrative about first world problems of a privileged white woman
13 October 2017 | by charlesjchaSee all my reviews

This "film" should've been called "First comes Love (for THE Me!)" as it is wrought with nothing but whining, self-indulgent, autobiographical footage, which at no time amounts to anything either compelling, interesting, or stimulating. At one point it seems like she wanted for this to be a token of what some bourgeois, privileged, middle-aged white women "have to" go through in our postmodern, angst-ridden age, but instead she just doubles down on meaningless & uninspired autobiographical trivialities. Another sign of how indulgent & narcissistic she is, the runtime of nearly 2 hours is decidedly excruciating to hear her whine about her First World problems, and how disappointing her pampered, kept life is.

As an experiment in masochism, I watched it to the end, to see how consistently she remains committed to failing in this tortuous project, and she succeeds wonderfully in creating an endlessly long stream of pointless self-absorbed narratives about "this is my life."

It doesn't even rise to the dreck of YouTube nonsense, as those peoples' channels have actual fans interested in the banalities of their personal lives. Nina Davenport doesn't even amount to that. Why she and HBO thought this could be of any interest to anyone is a mystery I wanted to unravel by disciplining myself to watch it all the way through. Even when she interacts with Jasper at the end, it's STILL all about her and how much of an inconvenience her new living hobby is for her listless lifestyle. Boo hoo. There are zero sympathetic characters of interest, and zero footage worth watching. At no time does this even get accidentally interesting. Hearing her tone of voice as she whines to people she points her camera at (like it's a shotgun), really brings alive how narcissistic the content is.

What was the pitch like, "I'm going to whine to people about my insecurities and First World problems and whine to Daddy benefactor at how emotionally detached he was."

This is a truly sad relic of the collapse of Western Civilization. That projects like this get green lit, when we've collapsed the ecosystem of the floating rock we all share is beyond crass, it's mind numbing.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed