Obvious Child

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USA | 2014 | 84 Minutes | Gillian Robespierre

September 15, 2014

Comic powerhouse Jenny Slate stars as Donna, a 27-year-old Brooklynite who finds herself having a drunken hook-up after she is dumped and fired in quick succession. But an unexpected consequence throws her life into turmoil, which our heroine handles with a swirl of biting wit, raw honesty, and sweet romance.

A cross between a Woody Allen farce and a one-woman show by Sarah Silverman. – Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer

Obvious Child enters territory rarely trod by romantic comedies - it's clear Donna's in no way ready to have a child - and does so with warmth and wit. – Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times

It's both funny and serious without trying too hard to be either, and by trying above all to be honest. – A.O. Scott, New York Times

There's something old-Hollywood about Slate's dizzy-dame charm, and at the same time, something very modern about her unapologetic ownership of her own sexuality. – Dana Stevens, Slate

  • Director: Gillian Robespierre
  • Principal Cast: Jenny Slate, Jack Lacy, Gaby Hoffman, David Cross
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2014
  • Running Time: 84 Minutes
  • Website: Obvious Child Tumblr
  • Rating: R
  • US Distributor: A24