Obvious ChildFor aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her 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 an unplanned journey of self-discovery and empowerment.Keywords:
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Directors of "Obvious Child"Gillian RobespierreBirthdate: 29 June 1978, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Creators of "Obvious Child"Gillian RobespierreBirthdate: 29 June 1978, Brooklyn, New York, USAKaren Maine
Critic Reviews of "Obvious Child"TIME MagazineJanuary 05, 2015
Robespierre's direction of the many fine actors she assembled is assured, her sense of pacing nicely loose-limbed.San Diego ReaderJanuary 05, 2015
Hats off to any film that tries (and succeeds) at presenting challenging, off-putting characters from whose palms I'm reluctantly persuaded to eat.Entertainment WeeklySeptember 30, 2014
Despite a few too-cute moments, the movie is both smarter and more sympathetic than that glib shorthand.Detroit NewsJune 27, 2014
Slate is adept with biting remarks and self-deprecation, and she balances Donna somewhere between flightiness and innocence.St. Louis Post-DispatchJune 26, 2014
Sorry, partisans, but there's nothing obvious about "Obvious Child."Sunday Times (UK)February 28, 2017
What a funny film it is.The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)July 27, 2016
A sensitive, bawdy delight.The Film StageJune 21, 2016
The narrative goes in a direction that feels both familiar and surprisingly daring, and amongst some self-aware dialogue is a constant honesty with the situation at hand.The L MagazineJune 20, 2016
The humor in Obvious Child never trivializes its characters' feelings, but instead provides a balance and the ability to explore more nuanced emotional situations.CinemixtapeApril 15, 2016
A frequently uneasy potluck of mixed emotional terrain, hit-and-miss jokes, and one transcendent performance that impressively, if messily, ties it all together.The Arts DeskNovember 12, 2015
It's a frank, funny and emotionally sophisticated story that quietly declines to fall in line with what is expected of young women on the big screen.
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