Obvious Child

Director Gillian Robespierre
Genre Comedy
Runtime 83 minutes
Country of Origin USA
Language English
Supplier The Archive
Festivals/Awards Nominated - Big Screen Award, Rotterdam International Film Festival
Release Date In theatres on June 20, 2014


For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her incredibly 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 gets dumped, loses her job, and finds herself pregnant just in time for Valentine's Day, she has to navigate the murky waters of independent adulthood for the first time. As she grapples with an uncertain financial future, an unwanted pregnancy, and a surprising new suitor, Donna begins to discover that the most terrifying thing about adulthood isn't facing it all on her own. It's allowing herself to accept the support and love of others. And be truly vulnerable. Never failing to find the comedy and humanity in each awkward situation she encounters, Donna finds out along the way what it means to be as brave in life as she is on stage.

Anchored by a breakout performance from Jenny Slate, OBVIOUS CHILD is a winning discovery, packed tight with raw, energetic comedy and moments of poignant human honesty. Writer/Director Gillian Robespierre handles the topic of Donna's unwanted pregnancy with a refreshing matter-of-factness rarely seen onscreen.

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Cast & Credits

Donna Stern Jenny Slate
Max Jake Lacy
Nellie Gaby Hoffmann
Sam David Cross

Press & Articles

“4 Star Review: A sharply observed character study built around a knockout performance.” - NOW Magazine

“Gillian Robespierre’s uproarious Obvious Child centers a good, old-fashioned romantic comedy around a woman’s decision to abort a one-night stand gone wrong.” - Variety

“Obvious Child: Sundance 2014 - first look review” - The Guardian (UK)

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In Theatres Now

Aug.1-Oct.16, 2014 Toronto, ON Kingsway Theatre
Oct.16, 2014 St.John's, NFLD St.John's Women's International Film Festival

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