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Obvious Child -- Brooklyn comedian Donna Stern gets dumped, fired and pregnant just in time for the worst/best St. Valentine's Day of her life.
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Obvious Child -- OBVIOUS CHILD, in theaters June 2014.
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Gillian Robespierre (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
29 August 2014 (Ireland) See more »
A twenty-something comedienne's unplanned pregnancy forces her to confront the realities of independent womanhood for the first time. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Wonderful little Indie Comedy but Pro-lifers and Conservatives might wanna skip it See more (76 total) »


  (Cast overview, first billed only)

Jenny Slate ... Donna Stern

Paul Briganti ... Ryan

Gaby Hoffmann ... Nellie

Stephen Singer ... Gene

Richard Kind ... Jacob

Polly Draper ... Nancy Stern

Gabe Liedman ... Joey

Jake Lacy ... Max

Cindy Cheung ... Dr. Bernard

Ernest Mingione ... Waiter
Cyrus McQueen ... Stand-Up

David Cross ... Sam
Maciek Jasik ... Cabbie

Jennifer Kim ... Female

Suzanne Lenz ... Female #2
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Additional Details

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Rated R for language and sexual content
84 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA15+ (2014) | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Ireland:16 | Singapore:NC16 | Singapore:M18 (Blu-ray) | UK:15 | USA:R

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Jenny Slate and David Cross previously worked on Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011).See more »
Nellie:You're dizzy because you played Russian roulette with your vagina.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remake of Obvious Child (2009)See more »
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful little Indie Comedy but Pro-lifers and Conservatives might wanna skip it, 4 February 2015
Author: Nicole of from United States

Gillian Robespierre makes an endearingly funny film about unplanned pregnancy and abortion with Obvious Child. Don't believe us? Watch it! Obvious Child, written and directed by Gillian Robespierre, is the breakout indie comedy that swept up audiences hearts at both Sundance and SXSW festivals.

Obvious Child follows a stand up comedienne named Donna Stern, played by Jenny Slate. Donna was recently dumped, and not just dumped, but had her heart ripped out and stomped on by her now ex-boyfriend and needless to say she is going through a rough patch. What does one do when one is heartbroken? Well, dancing in her underwear to music, one-night stands and maintaining a certain level of drunkenness seems to be the remedy for her. Unfortunately for Donna this leads to further complications when she finds her uterus fertilized which forces her to address aspects of her life she's been avoiding.

It is incredibly difficult to tell where Donna Stern ends and Jenny Slate begins in Obvious Child. All the characters written by Robespierre are realistic, engaging and fully formed, especially Donna's best friend Nellie (Gaby Hoffmann) and straight-laced paramour Max (Jake Lacy). Whether it be from the actors' talents or the superior writing, either way, Obvious Child is a fast-paced film with entertaining and intellectual dialogue.

Obvious Child is not a film for everyone. If you gripe about the sanctity of marriage and have considered or participated in a pro-life rally then this film is probably not for you. You've been warned. Obvious Child is definitely slanted toward the liberal agenda and lucky for this film, so am I.

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