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
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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