For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twentysomething 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. As she grapples with an uncertain financial future, an unwanted pregnancy, and a surprising new suitor, Donna begins to discover that the most terrifying thing about adulthood isn't facing it all on her own. It's allowing herself to accept the support and love of others. Anchored by a breakout performance from Jenny Slate, OBVIOUS CHILD is a winning discovery, packed tight with raw, energetic comedy and moments of poignant human honesty.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Despite a few too-cute moments, the movie is both smarter and more sympathetic than that glib shorthand.Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly, 09.30.2014
"Obvious Child" is being promoted as a groundbreaking topical comedy about abortion. But it's less than that. And more. And, basically, not.Ty Burr, Boston Globe, 06.12.2014
Virtue and vulgarity fight to a draw via a film that should put the vivacious Jenny Slate and director Gillian Robespierre on everyone's indie radar.John Anderson, Newsday, 06.19.2014
A movie that feels risky and forgiving and, despite its traditional rom-com contours, refreshingly new.Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, 06.12.2014