Paternity Leave
United States of America (US), 2015, 90 minutes, HD
Paternity Leave Synopsis

Greg, a 30-year-old web designer, is settled into a stable and healthy relationship with Ken, a criminal defense attorney. Caught in a moment of passion on the eve of their four year anniversary, Greg soon begins feeling nauseated, fatigued, moody and – most unfortunately – fat. At his wit's end and his boyfriend's insistence, he sees a doctor who's stumped and refers the couple to a specialist. To everyone's amazement, Greg is pregnant. Shock, stress, and fear settle in, and Greg's relationship gets put to the ultimate test. Paternity Leave poses a modern answer to the age old question: "Are we ready to be parents?"

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Reviewed by edwinjamescalin
Women who give birth have maternity leave, how bout men who get preggy, too?! It's on this premise that the film  wants to delve more deeply and  surprisingly, it's a... more
Women who give birth have maternity leave, how bout men who get preggy, too?! It's on this premise that the film  wants to delve more deeply and  surprisingly, it's a heartwarming and eye-opening one! True, we don't get to see these too often  but the way the scenes were handled were quite realistic enough and in a light-hearted way. Director Riddlehoover, who has been touted as the Woody Allen of gay cinema, takes us on a journey about a gay couple who discover that one of them, Greg (Jacob York) was pregnant. It wasn't a smooth-sailing ride for this couple though, because aside from the initial anxiety, Ken ( Charlie David) also confesses that he's scared, causing conflict and rift between them. Thanks to some solid support from friends, Greg manages through but the very highlight of this film, as most would agree, is that scene where Greg finally gives birth and viewers are amused while others can't help but chuckle as he huffs and puffs and pushes and shouts and gnarls and everything else,  until finally, the baby comes out!  Hilarious in a rom-com kind of way minus any slapstick drama,  this film also has a serious note in it where it concerns the responsibility that comes with parenthood. Do watch this and you'll surely pick up a thing or two from this! 
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Reviewed by nikkareyes
I've heard and seen quite a few viral videos lately about men getting pregnant but  this movie I'd say is a first of its kind!  While the issues tackled here... more
I've heard and seen quite a few viral videos lately about men getting pregnant but  this movie I'd say is a first of its kind!  While the issues tackled here may not be all that new,  which is mostly about relationship of a couple and the conflicts and struggles of a gay couple, among others, the mere fact that it features pregnancy by a male makes it extraordinary! Jacob York as the pregnant Greg pulls it off quite well and seems comfortable with the bulging tummy and all and the support cast were splendid particularly Charlie David as Greg's partner and Chris Salvatorre as the doula who assisted Greg during the homebirth. Of all the scenes, it was the scene where Greg was giving birth that had a great impact because not everyday do we see scenes like these even in the movies!  I still have to witness a male giving birth in my whole life but watching one,  even in the movies, just really gives viewers a whole load of mixed emotions! This is definitely a must-watch especially if you're the curious type! 
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  • a be-moustached preggy! this is definitely a must-watch for me!  

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  • a be-moustached preggy! this is definitely a must-watch for me!  
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