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"Obvious Child"

Updated: Monday, June 2 2014, 12:07 AM CDT

Gillian Robespierre wanted to write something that you haven't ever seen on the silver screen, something romantic, something familiar, yet original. Obvious Child is a story where a woman has to make a choice, but still comes out alright.

In Obvious Child, a comedian named Donna Stern gets dumped by her boyfriend. Then she gets fired. After getting depressed, she ends up having a one night stand with Max (The Office's Jake Lacy). When nothing could seem to get any worse, she finds out she is pregnant. She's not ready to be a mom and has made the decision to abort the child, but when Max shows back up wanting to spend more time with her, what will she do?

Jenny Slate was born to be famous. She was made to be the star of a movie and here it is. She's the next Kristen Wiig, but lovable for other reasons. Her onscreen presence just makes you smile. The cast is brilliant, even with a cameo from David Cross as Donna's disturbing boss. Obvious Child is a smart script and goes where most writers won't. In 83 minutes, Gillian Robespierre touches on something very political, but in a very heartfelt way. Robespierre is already a trailblazer and this is only her directorial debut.         

By Ken The Critic @kenthecritic  


"Obvious Child"


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