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Year
2014
Runtime
84 min.
Director
Gillian Robespierre
Genres
Drama, Comedy
Rating *
6.8
Votes *
13,496
Checks
1,942
Favs
137
Dislikes
27
Favs/checks
7.1% (1:14)
Favs/dislikes
5:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    I've always thought Jenny Slate hilarious, but Obvious Child shows she has a lot more range than I would have thought. She plays a stand-up comic whose life is falling apart and who must face adulthood when surprised by an unwanted pregnancy. This self-aware rom-com has some genuinely funny moments, but also isn't afraid to dwell on drama, making for a grounded film where some of the characters just happen to be funny, perhaps to keep the darkness at bay. Most characters pale compared to Slate's performance, and they do feel real, not overwritten, their performances most subtle than films like this usually allow. Off-color and in some ways controversial, Obvious Child somehow manages to register as sweet and charming in the end. 3 years 12 months ago
  2. elgw's avatar

    elgw

    Funny, touching, sweet. 5 years 7 months ago
  3. gobberpooper's avatar

    gobberpooper

    I watched this film 100% for Jenny Slate, and I got what I wanted in that regard.

    This movie is a lot of things at once. It's a little bit of comedy, but I laughed maybe once or twice. It's a little bit of romance, but I didn't really feel that. It's mostly just the process of an abortion. I expected a comedy and didn't really get much of that, but if you go in with the expectation that it's about an abortion and everything that surrounds it, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised and happy with the result.
    1 year 11 months ago
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