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Obvious Child

R| 1 hr. 23 min.

Plot Summary
An immature, newly unemployed comic (Jenny Slate) must navigate the murky waters of adulthood after her fling with a graduate student (Jake Lacy) results in an unplanned pregnancy.

Cast: Jenny Slate , Jake Lacy , Gaby Hoffman , Gabe Liedman , Polly Draper , Richard Kind , David Cross , Paul Briganti

Director: Gillian Robespierre

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: A24

Obvious Child (2014)

Release Date: June 6th, 2014|1 hr. 23 min.

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  • Obvious Child is a romcom with a sting in its tail. And Slate is a dynamo, nailing every laugh while showing a true actor's gift for nuance. show more

  • The pregnancy monologue isn't funny at all, despite cuts to audience members laughing it up. It's a small false note in a movie that's otherwise as honest as they come. show more

  • Yet the heart of the film lies in what it manages to say, without boldface or italics, about how hard it is for Donna, like so many of her anxious cohort, to make genuine connections, to break free of narcissistic constraints and become a stand-up grown-up. show more

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'Obvious Child' or 'The Most Underrated Film of 2014'

Posted by
Brooke Schmidt on February 23, 2015

While she did not win the award, last week Jenny Slate was nominated for Best Actress at the Indie Spirit Awards. She was nominated for the film "Obvious Child," a film most people haven't even heard ...

'Obvious Child' Poster Debut: Jenny Slate, Front and Center (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on May 8, 2014

​"Obvious Child" was one of the coolest movies at SXSW this year. Moviefone's Drew Taylor called it "one of the more unexpectedly moving experiences of the entire festival," and that's for real. ...

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