ART in the Movies

Hubby & I went to the movies a couple weeks ago and while Hubby was at the concession stand (getting me a a frozen Coke … mmm!), I sat in the theater watching the trailers. That’s when I saw the trailer for this movie.

I’m not quite sure how I feel about this movie just yet. Don’t get me wrong … I absolutely LOVE Tina Fey, but here’s another movie about infertility that may just hit a little too close to home. Especially because it’s a comedy. And although there are some pretty darn funny things to laugh about while traveling through this IF journey, there is still quite a bit of heartache and sadness. And watching a movie that could potentially poke fun at the whole situation might not be a good thing.

But … I also was hesitant to see Juno as well and ended up loving it. So, I guess I might just have to check out this movie once it hits the theater.

I’m curious though … what’s your opinion? Would you go see it? Are you offended by the content of this film? Or do you find it hilarious? And furthermore … do you think this portrays Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) in a good or a bad way?

0 Replies to “ART in the Movies”

  1. Wow… I won’t be going to see that movie. That trailer just infuriated me… can’t imagine what 2 hours of it would do to me…

  2. I think it’s hilarious. I love both Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and we saw the preview a month or so ago and can’t wait to see it. I don’t really understand what is offensive about it, honestly. I do understand that it could hit a little close to home, but I am just not one to take myself too seriously. Sometimes you HAVE to make light of this stuff or it will drive you mad.

  3. I’ll probably see it. I like Tina Fey. Amy Poehler’s character looks like she could be really annoying though.
    I doubt it’ll be spot on in terms of real life – how many surrogates live with the intended mother? I’m sure there will be something in there that’ll make me cringe, but as Tracy said, sometimes you do have to make light of stuff.

  4. I’ve got to say that I’m a thumbs up on this one. I think the preview looked funny and, dare I say it, heartwarming. I’m guessing there will be tears on my part, but for the most part I’m betting on laughter.

  5. I’ll probably see it but only when I’m feeling emotionally strong. Although I thought Juno was a bit too ‘precious’ I really did like it. But I waited to see it until I was done my cycle of injectables and feeling like I could handle it.

    I do appreciate movies that recognize infertility is an issue. I expect they have to make it humourous or noone would go see it. I might not like some of the humour but I do support anything that raises awareness.

  6. That trailer was really funny. I think the movie will probably grossly misrepresent ‘our kind’ but i think I’d get a laugh out of it.

    I also think they’ll never do a movie on true and long term infertility struggles because no one would go see it except a select few who have experienced it.

  7. Maybe Baby is a black comedy romance that is a very good representation of infertility. The reason it was not so popular was that it was so realistic – and very British. I cried my eyes out – but would recommend it for a movie to explain how those dealing with infertility are feeling.

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