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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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  • July 29, 2014 EnglishLitDoc
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    This did seem like a two hour episode of HBO's Girls, but how quickly we forget that there wasn't anything like this for women before Girls--so now there are TWO things, and people are already over it? This was refreshing, funny, and surprisingly warm. Jenny Slate and Jake Lacy are impossibly charming and likeable. I know it hasn't been a great summer, but this was EASILY the best thing I saw all summer.

  • July 19, 2014 Jac
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    If you like HBO series "Girls" with Lena Dunham, then you will like this. Although I am not a prude, I found the lead a little too obsessed with bodily functions that involved farting and pooping, descriptions of vaginas, etc. Primarily found it "unfunny" and crass. Sorry for those people who really feel this way or have to express themselves in this way -- a little too narcissistic for me.

  • June 27, 2014 bns100
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    This was the worst piece of S--- I ever saw and I was an agent…I couldn't even enjoy my popcorn….Not a funny moment and the lead laughed at everything she said…and who cared she gets an abortion and moves on with her love life…absolutely nothing good about this waste of my time and money

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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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