Obvious Child (2014)


Netflix rating: 6.8
Metacritics rating: 76.0
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 91.0%

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A twenty-something comedienne's unplanned pregnancy forces her to confront the realities of independent womanhood for the first time. For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her hysterical and 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 a hilarious and totally unplanned journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Anchored by a star-making performance from Jenny Slate, OBVIOUS CHILD is a true Sundance gem: a heartfelt discovery packed tight with raw, energetic comedy and moments of poignant honesty and vulnerability. Writer/Director Gillian Robespierre handles the topic of Donna's unwanted pregnancy with a refreshing matter-of-factness rarely seen onscreen. And with Donna, Slate and Robespierre have crafted a character for the ages – a female that audiences will recognize, cheer for, and love. After being fired from her job and dumped by her cheating boyfriend, a comedian has a one-night stand. Weeks later, she finds out she's pregnant.

Obvious Child
Comedy Drama Romance
IDMB rating
6.8 (21833 votes)
Netflix rating
Metacritics rating
Rotten Tomatoes rating
Gillian Robespierre
Stephen Singer, Paul Briganti, Jenny Slate, Gaby Hoffmann

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