Obvious Child (2014)

7.1

Movie

United States of America
English
Comedy, Romance
2014
FEMALE DIRECTOR, GILLIAN ROBESPIERRE
Amy Novondo, Cindy Cheung, David Cross
85 min

What it's about

An immature, newly unemployed comic must navigate the murky waters of adulthood after her fling with a graduate student results in an unplanned pregnancy.

The take

This is a revelation of a movie for its simplicity in handling a pretty serious and dark subject. It's the story of a generally immature and newly unemployed stand-up comic in New York and her unplanned pregnancy with a man that was supposed to be a fling, and it's surprisingly funny and yet rather touching. I can't think of many actresses who would've fit the bill quite like Jenny Slate. Not only is she hilarious, but her treatment of a generally sensitive issue from the honest, crass point of view of a down-on-life, New York-er leaves you drowning in empathy for her. I recommend this for anyone looking to cuddle up, have a few little clever laughs and feel all tingly in the chest-al area.

Comments

This is the movie we would show our kids to illustrate the “indie” era. Its focus is to portray a relatable storyline and relatable characters. Plot is not a priority.

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