Finally…An easier way for guys to learn what to expect when she’s expecting! Vast information is available to help women during those 40 weeks in which they grow from a woman into a mother. Men grow during those 40 weeks too. Now there’s a DVD that will help men and couples understand what the guy can expect as he transforms into being a dad.
THE AV REVIEW:
“Being Dad” opens on Troy, a young man who’s expecting his first child. Though the first minute or so tells us that Troy only has twelve hours until his baby is born, the film then backtracks through time to explore his nine-month journey. Footage of Troy attending to cravings, doctors appointments, Lamaze classes, and nursery preparations is few and far between, though, and mostly entails Troy talking directly to the camera about something his off-screen wife has said. Marsh, then, relies on a healthy combination of interviews with medical professionals as well as a random combination of strangers to cover a wide variety of possible experiences or any first time father.
Men from all over the country– California, New York, Chicago, Boston– were interviewed on-camera in “Being Dad,” presumably to give their words a universal appeal. Since we only meet them after the fact, and we never see them interact with either a pregnant wife or a baby, it’s easy to put their words and stories onto just about anyone: they could be our brothers, our neighbors, our co-workers, or our old college buddies. Sitting around, drinking some beers and sharing their stories, they are snappy and exceptionally comfortable, despite the intimate nature of what they are saying, and that, in turn, is refreshing.
The DVD is a fun release that shows off the lighter side of pregnancy. It’s must-see material for all new fathers and those that have a couple of months until their world comes crashing down around them. Did I just say that? Well, try to put some positive spin on that. It’s going to help you in the coming times, much like this release.