Mommy, mommy, and baby make three in “Making Grace,” a slick video-diary account of one female couple’s path to and through pregnancy. Surprise! Their odyssey isn’t so different from most (heterosexual) people’s first-child experiences. Which renders Catherine Gund’s latest docu of limited interest, though it should serve nicely as a primer for lesbian partners considering the same leap. Gay fest play, possible educational TV gigs and home sales are signaled.
Ann Krsul and Leslie Sullivan are Manhattan white-collar professionals around 40. They are comfortably settled in a house outside the city and quite sure they’ll be spending the rest of their lives together. Baby talk advances to asking a longtime friend if he’ll be the sperm donor. When he can’t decide (though he later gladly takes on “uncle” duties), they go the anonymous-donor route. Ann will carry to term; after birth she’ll go back to her (more lucrative) architectural job, while Leslie becomes a stay-at-home mom. Former’s incessant doubts, worries and complaints require almost as much patience from viewers as from even-tempered spouse. Straightforward portrait ends with healthy baby Grace — joined soon afterward by a little brother. Tech aspects are OK.