Paternal Instinct

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Time Out says

The setup is pregnant with possibilities: A New York City gay couple decide that they want to have children. They set out to find a surrogate mother and end up with Wen, an obese self-declared witch from Maine. When Wen suffers a miscarriage and subsequent insemination sessions prove unfruitful, the couple begin to question whether they're really meant to be parents. Despite these dramatic setbacks, the documentary remains incessantly cheerful and disappointingly superficial. Questions regarding what kind of relationship the trio will have after the baby is born, or whether Wen's teenage son will ever know his half-sibling, go unexamined; if only raising a child were as uncomplicated as this movie.

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Murray Nossel

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