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Obvious Child (2014)

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A twenty-something comedienne's unplanned pregnancy forces her to confront the realities of independent womanhood for the first time.

Writers:

Gillian Robespierre (screenplay by), Karen Maine (story) | 6 more credits »
10 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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 Cyrus McQueen ... Stand-Up
David Cross ... Sam
Maciek Jasik Maciek Jasik ... Cabbie
Jennifer Kim ... Female
Suzanne Lenz ... Female #2
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Storyline

For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her 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 winds up unexpectedly pregnant after a one-night stand, she is forced to face the uncomfortable realities of independent womanhood for the first time. Donna's drunken hookup - and epic lapse in prophylactic judgment - turns out to be the beginning of an unplanned journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Written by A24 Films

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Entre Risos e Lágrimas See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$77,315, 8 June 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,122,616, 3 October 2014
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jenny Slate and David Cross previously worked on Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011). See more »

Quotes

Nellie: You're dizzy because you played Russian roulette with your vagina.
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Connections

Remake of Obvious Child (2009) See more »

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Single Girl
Performed by The Kossoy Sisters
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Easily enjoyable
19 September 2014 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

I don't think that this is a ground-breaking film by any means, but it's certainly more interesting what what its plot summary makes it sound like. I guess it's very straight-forward, but there's a lot of good comedy in here, some witty banter and some strong characterization from the lead character. The performances are also really good, and they do feel lived-in, both realistic yet unique to the screenplay's voice. In many ways, this film reminds me of a more grounded Frances Ha, if maybe less funny and with a more likable female protagonist. Overall, this isn't anything amazing, but it certainly gets the job done, definitely recommended.


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