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Even if you aren’t familiar with comedienne Jenny Slate, I think Obvious Child will win you over. Slate has built a considerable following during the past few years, on television (Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation, House of Lies, Bob’s Burgers) and online (Marcel the Shell with Shoes On). This feature gives her a chance to build a rounded and likable character, and the film’s success rests on her shoulders.Expanding on their 2009 short subject of the same name, she and writer-director Gillian Robespierre give us a small-scale but winning comedy about a neurotic Brooklyn stand-up comic who finds herself pregnant after a one-night stand with a nice guy (Jake Lacy) she’s only...

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