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"HAVEABABY offers a look inside an otherwise intensely private sphere, marked by economic difficulties, raw emotions, and—with luck—confetti-strewn celebrations."
"The emotional stakes are very high and the film respects that."
"No matter what we choose, it’s a tough road, and the more informed and aware we all are about this issue, the less painful that road will be.”
"Infertility is essentially a mental health issue—in addition to an existential question, or essential question."
"To Win a Free I.V.F. Cycle, Contestants Share Losses, Grief and Hope. Is it Worth It?"
"While the filmmaker finds the humor and heart-tugging moments in such a crazy contest, she also doesn’t shy away from examining the very real ethical and moral issues that are raised..."
"Micheli turns an unrelenting eye on tough stories that transcend sex and gender."
"Through a humane, emotional examination of the contest... director Amanda Micheli’s documentary highlights the complexities and despair of America’s fertility industry."
"New IVF Doc Exposes Underground World of Hunger Games-Esque Baby Raffles; Amanda Micheli's HAVEABABY explores a digital-age concept for women failing to conceive."
"I suspect there may be no 'cure' for infertility, but even a small dose of education around this too-often taboo subject could help protect other couples from the grief that my husband and I have faced."
"Couples seeking the joy of parenting deserve the opportunity to try and have a child — without having to compete for it."
"The economic and emotional costs of in vitro fertilization are powerfully evident from the first moments of HAVEABABY... having gained remarkable access to fertility patients over a two-year period, Micheli follows them through roller-coaster waves of despair and hope."
"Docs this tragic are hard to pull off without manipulating the audience; Micheli's resonates with empathy yet never turns maudlin."