Obvious Child
First screened in June 2014
Director: Gillian Robespierre. Cast: Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann, Gabe Liedman, Polly Draper, Richard Kind, David Cross, Cindy Cheung, Stephen Singer, Paul Briganti, Cyrus McQueen. Screenplay: Gillian Robespierre, Karen Maine, and Elisabeth Holm (based on a short film written by Gillian Robespierre, Anna Bean, and Karen Maine).

Twitter Capsule: Jenny Slate, offspring of Lena Dunham and Asia Argento, anchors a hilarious comedy that's also tender and important.

VOR:   Proof that stand-up can spark a movie without swamping it or cramping other actors. Staunch but not simple in its approach to abortion—at a time when US is very close to re-criminalizing it.

Photo © 2014 A24/Sundial Pictures/Rooks Nest Entertainment

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

National Board of Review: Best First Film

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