Obvious Child

obviouschildScreening: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 6:30pm

Running Time: 83 minutes

Directed by Gillian Robespierre

Starring Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffman, Gabe Liedman, David Cross, and Richard Kind

Synopsis: This initially raunchy and ultimately tender comedy, tells the story of aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her incredibly 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 gets dumped, loses her job, and finds herself pregnant just in time for Valentine’s Day, she has to navigate the murky waters of independent adulthood for the first time. Writer-director Gilliam Robespierre expanded her 2009 short into one of the most popular entries at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

What the Critics Are Saying:

“This film deserves to be seen as a major breakthrough for Jenny Slate who commands the kind of humor and honesty that stars possess.”
–Erik Childress, Film Threat

“Obvious Child might hail from the same grungy sorority as Frances Ha or Lena Dunham’s Girls, but it has a bounce and vitality that is inimitably its own.”
–Xan Brooks, The Guardian

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