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Obvious Child (2014)

Obvious Child



Comedy, Romance

Release Date

June 06, 2014 (Limited)

MPAA Rating



83 min.



Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Gillian Robespierre


Elisabeth Holm


Gillian Robespierre


  • Jenny Slate as Donna Stern
  • Jake Lacy
  • Gaby Hoffmann as Nellie
  • David Cross as Sam
  • Richard Kind
  • Polly Draper
  • Cindy Cheung
  • Stephen Singer
  • Emily Tremaine
  • Crystal Lonneberg
  • Ernest Mingione
  • Gabe Liedman
  • Paul Briganti
  • Julie Zimmer


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. And with Donna, Slate and Robespierre have crafted a character for the ages - a female audiences will recognize, cheer for, and love.

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Jenny Slate stars as Donna Stern in A24's Obvious Child (2014)

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“..a wildly funny..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]
“..a very funny and likeable first feature about a female stand-up comic faced with an unexpected pregnancy..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
“..Obvious Child is a romcom with a sting in its tail. And Slate is a dynamo, nailing every laugh while showing a true actor's gift for nuance..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]