Director: Gillian Robespierre Run Time: 84 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2014
Starring: David Cross, Gaby Hoffmann, Polly Draper, Richard Kind, Gabe Liedman, Jake Lacy, Jenny Slate
An unplanned pregnancy complicates things for a single and unemployed Brooklyn comedian in OBVIOUS CHILD.
I don’t think men have time to be funny because they have to make all of our rules about what we can do with our vaginas. – Jenny Slate
Anchored by a breakout performance from Jenny Slate, Obvious Child is a winning discovery, packed tight with raw, energetic comedy and moments of poignant human honesty. For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her incredibly relatable 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.