SYNOPSIS: Six young Australian families talk about their expectations of becoming parents. Some 60 men talk about their experiences of becoming and being new dads.
Review by Andrew L. Urban: From the banal and predictable to the surprising, Being Dad explores real experiences of men walking into fatherhood. The insights are not exceptional to those who have experienced fatherhood, but make entertaining viewing anyway. For those expecting their first baby this is a great primer.
The material revealed is personal experience - the best teacher. It also provides laughs in a variety of ways. Men of all kinds will find a male type with which to associate. Being a dad changes everything, says the paediatrician, and that's the bottom line. Here is a DVD that allows men to start preparing for that change while having a laugh as well as recognising the important information that is wrapped inside the fun. There's a lot of blokey stuff, as if trying to court the men who need this sort of information most.
There are men who have split up with their partners - or the occasional tragic loss - and these are perhaps the most poignant and important interviews.