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Vegas Baby

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Emotionally raw Morgan Spurlock docu on IVF.

Movie NR 2017 73 minutes
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This documentary shows the many arguments swirling around IVF while never losing sight of the emotional toll experienced by so many couples and single women struggling to conceive. It reveals raw emotion that may be uncomfortable for those who haven't experienced the struggles of infertility firsthand. It shares stories of heartbreak and happiness, of ethical, moral, and religious concerns in conjunction with one of the most fundamental human desires.

Vegas Baby centers on one IVF clinic and on a doctor who first made IVF available to the public -- a doctor who, while motivated by idealism, also readily admits to having a knack for marketing and promotion. The ins and outs of the actual contest are shown: we see how the decision as to who will "win" is made. Without losing emotional impact, the documentary manages to present many different viewpoints while allowing the audience to come to their own conclusions based on what they are shown.

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