Thursday, February 16, 2012

Infertility movies??

I've been purposefully trying to find movies that reference infertility. So far, Julie & Julia, Up, and Juno are the only ones I've come up with and in all three the topic is suuuuuper subtle. The Help featured things a little more bluntly, but it was still just a part of the story. Why aren't there more movies about infertility? I mean this awful thing affects one in six couples, you'd think that there would be a decent, mainstream movie about it after all this time. Wouldn't it be awesome to watch an honest portrayal of a couple going through it? And imagine what a movie like that could do for infertility awareness! I did come across this trailer the other day, which seems like it could possibly have some potential-


It could also be totally cheesy, but in either case, I'm looking forward to checking it out. Anyway, that was kind of random, but it was on my mind so I thought I'd share. Carry on. ;) 

17 comments:

  1. Wow that looks like an awesome movie, thanks for sharing! Up is kind of about IF...living a childless life. Just a thought. Now you've got me curious :)

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  2. Hmmmm, well there's the movie "children of men" where in the future everyone's infertile, except one women. It was weird and pretty depressing though. But there's always the classic Penny Serenade with Cary Grant. I watched it when I was little, and from what I remember it was pretty good. But hey you can't really go wrong with Cary Grant, right?

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  3. Interesting thought . . . Great thought . . . It would be quite a tear jerker!

    Mom

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  4. Found one movie - Raising Arizona. It's a comedy.
    Vicki Anderson mentioned She's Having a Baby (With Kevin Bacon)

    Mom

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  5. Hmm, maybe I will check out the Cary Grant and Kevin Bacon ones.
    I did do some searching online and came across a list of movies, but they all seemed...sub par. Maybe I'm just too picky, but I don't want to hunt down an old and/or low budget movie at a library, you know? I want something mainstream, with legit acting, that I could get at a normal place like Blockbuster. lol. eh, maybe it's wishful thinking.

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  6. Oh and Jes, yeah children of men is totally weird. lol. I started watching it when it first came out and didn't even finish. Maybe I'd have a different perspective on it now.

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  7. You could also peek at the trailers on Youtube

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  8. Wow that is a great movie teaser. I want to watch that in full version. I want to have a baby someday. If i found the guy that will will be the father of our future son and daughter.

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  9. I know these aren't movies but friends and sex & the city both deal with infertility. Monica and chandler deal with infertility and opt for adoption in the later seasons of friends. Phoebe also acts as a surrogate for her brother's triplets when he and his wife are unable to conceive a child naturally. And you definetly see Charlotte struggle with infertility in sex & the city. Maybe not the most wholesome show lol, but charlotte goes through fertility treatments and an emotional rollercoaster before she goes down the adoption path. The stress eventually pulls apart her first marriage but it's a nice contrast to see the support she receives from her second husband.

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  10. Maybe Baby, it came out in 2000

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  11. I can't remember the name, and I'd google it to tell you but my phone is about to die... It's got Helen Hunt in it and its available on Netflix. I highly recommend it.

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  12. I ran across this post on a Google search for movies about infertility. There's one that I love and highly recommend: Forget Paris, starring Billy Crystal. It's not 100% about infertility, but it definitely covers infertility (and '90s era IVF) and does not end with a miracle baby!

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  13. "She's having a baby" it's old but all about infertility.

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  14. The Christian movie called Paper Dream talks about infertility that I thought was inspiring and real.

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  15. Revanche, a Austrian movie is so good, unexplained infertility is one of the films plots.

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  16. A new movie coming out (I've read the book and it's amazing) The Light Between Oceans. Such a beautiful, heartbreaking, bittersweet story. I read it before I started trying to conceive, but now I think about it a lot after going through infertility.

    Alexandra

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