Directed by Jonathan Lisecki
(USA; 2012; 89 min; color; Video; The Film Collaborative)
Starring Jenn Harris, Matthew Wilkas, and Mike Doyle
Jenn, a single woman well into her thirties, is grappling with a biological clock larger than Big Ben. Matt, Jenn’s best friend from college, is dealing with his own singlehood, having recently gone through a break-up that has left him with a severe case of comic-book writer’s block. After learning from her over-achieving, hyper-successful sister that she and her husband plan to adopt a baby from Ethiopia, Jenn sends a hasty text to Matt, who is in the middle of an on-line hook-up going quickly awry. Reminding him of a youthful promise the two made to each other in college, Jenn asks Matt to be the father of her baby.
Meeting with Jenn later that night, an enthused Matt turns bemused when Jenn informs him she doesn’t own a turkey baster. Not getting the hint, Jenn comes clean and tells Matt she wants to have a baby with him—the old fashioned way. Stunned by the admission, Matt is also undeniably flattered, and agrees to Jenn’s proposition. Going from former roommates to current bedmates, can these two navigate the serious and unexpected snags they hit as they attempt to get their careers and dating lives back on track in preparation for parenthood?
A riotous and irreverent comedy, writer/director Jonathan Lisecki delivers a delightfully modern twist on the Hollywood “rom-com, turning his award winning short of the same name into an unforgettably winning concoction about friends, family, and (planned) parenthood.