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OBVIOUS CHILD

2014 (MIFF 2014)

Director: Gillian Robespierre

"A well-realized rom-com, with the potential to reinvigorate a genre that's been flagging for decades." – The Dissolve

When her boyfriend breaks up with her, stand-up comedian Donna throws herself into a one-night stand with the handsome but square Max. The fling results in a pregnancy, and Donna decides she is in no position to be a mother: she's going to have an abortion. It's a decision she refuses to budge on, even as the oblivious Max comes courting.

Obvious Child was a huge hit at the Sundance Film Festival, with Saturday Night Live's Jenny Slate earning rave reviews for her performance as the scatological Donna, alongside a cast that includes David Cross, Richard King, Gaby Hoffman and Jake Lacy.

"It's both funny and serious without trying too hard to be either, and by trying above all to be honest." – New York Times


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