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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.

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

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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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Trivia

The film was shot using Christopher Teague's personal Red Starlett MX camera. See more »

Goofs

Right after the lunch scene at the Italian restaurant, when Max accidentally steps on the dog poop, a man crosses the street wearing a red short sleeve shirt followed by a woman wearing a short sleeve shirt and shorts, when it's supposed to be winter in February, and Donna and Max are in their full winter gear. See more »

Quotes

Nellie: The whole thing literally takes like five minutes.
Joey: That's amazing. You don't even have to clear your schedge.
Nellie: No, you still need the whole day because they talk to you for a while.
Joey: Well, you don't have to clear your schedge, 'cause there's nothing on it.
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Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Common Crime
Written by Michael Friedrich
Performed by Rarechild
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I love it
5 January 2020 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

The performance of Jenny Slate is the key of seduction in the case of this lovely, deep honest film. Like the performance of each actor, like the shocking end , because, inspired by title, you expect than abortion be excluded option in last moment. But the film has its way . And it gives a fascinating portrait of freedom, love, loneliness, friendship, new start, a youn woman in a box , a closed bookshop and relations with parents - the special job of Richard Kind. So, I love it !


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Obvious Child See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$77,315, 8 June 2014

Gross USA:

$3,123,963

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,325,417
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Dolby

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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