Obvious Child

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“A wildly funny and appealing female-centric comedy.” – Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter

“Often scabrously funny in a post-Lena Dunham, post-Woody Allen New York comedy vein … finds a star performance in the thoroughly unlikely personage of Jenny Slate.” - Andrew O’Hehir, Salon

“A provocative romantic comedy … a movie that feels risky, forgiving and refreshingly new.” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

 

For aspiring comedian Donna Stern (Jenny Slate, Parks and Recreation), everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her entertainingly relatable, if often hilariously crude, brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna gets dumped, loses her job and finds herself pregnant just in time for Valentine’s Day, she has to navigate the murky waters of independent adulthood for the first time. As she grapples with an uncertain financial future, an unwanted pregnancy and a surprising new suitor, Donna begins to discover that the most terrifying thing about adulthood isn’t facing it all on her own. It's allowing herself to accept the support and love of others. Never failing to find the comedy and humanity in each awkward situation she encounters, Donna finds out along the way what it means to be as brave in life as she is on stage. Anchored by a breakout performance from comedian and former SNL star Slate, Obvious Child is bitingly funny and surprisingly moving, packed tight with raw, energetic comedy and moments of poignant human honesty. Also starring David Cross, Richard Kind and Gaby Hoffman. (Dir. by Gillian Robespierre, 2014, USA, 84 mins., Rated R, A24) Digital

 

 

 
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