Obvious Child

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


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  • ★★★½ review by Matt Singer on Letterboxd

    This movie shouldn't feel special. Underneath the extremely likable lead performances from Jenny Slate and Jake Lacy and the hot-button subplot, this is about as Sundancey as Sundance movies get. You've got your underestimated TV comedian making the leap to "serious" feature acting, you've got your (wo)man-child twentysomething protagonist who is avoiding adulthood and searching for meaning, and you've got you've got your soundtrack of twee acoustic rock. All that's really missing is the vintage VW bus and I think you've filled every blank in the Sundance screenplay Mad Lib.

    What separates it from the pack is that strong female perspective (from Slate and writer/director Gillian Robespierre) and its deft, underplayed handling of the abortion, which is surprisingly mature for a movie about immature people. These things *should* be more commonplace; it *shouldn't* feel like a refreshing change of pace to see a smart, funny female-driven independent movie, but unfortunately it kind of does.

  • ★★★★ review by Eli Hayes on Letterboxd

    Jenny Slate is everything.

    And then some.

  • ★★★★ review by jose on Letterboxd

    Well, there is nothing better than some hot bread and butter…

    hello 911, I need someone who can warm my butter like jake lacy

  • ★★★★½ review by brat pitt on Letterboxd

    jenny slate please be my gf

  • ★★★★★ review by jose on Letterboxd

    The Donna's Brain Show scene was absolute the most iconic scene i've ever witnessed. also ily jenny slate and jake lacy

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