Obvious Child

Slate, Jenny

SKU: 031398204510

UPC 031398204510
Release Date 2014-10-07
Studio Lionsgate
Discs 1
Length 84
Format (unknown)
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis [A] small, strong debut feature....[The film] takes its energy from the startlingly funny and poignant performance of its star, Jenny Slate.3 stars out of 4 -- 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.It’s both funny and serious without trying too hard to be either, and by trying above all to be honest.Robespierre deserves credit for illustrating the realities of abortion with sensitivity and candour…3 stars out of 5 -- Fizzing with neurosis and nervous gags, Jenny Slate’s winning odd-couple romance with a gawky Jake Lacy carries the movie…4 stars out of 5 -- Sharp, funny and feeling, this isn't just JUNO-meets-GIRLS but a smart film that tackles real-life issues with rare frankness.Adapted from Gillian Robespierre's own short film of the same name, OBVIOUS CHILD stars Jenny Slate as Donna Stern, an aspiring standup comic in her late twenties who regularly performs at a Brooklyn bar on open-mic nights when there's no cover charge. As the story opens, Donna gets dumped by her boyfriend (supposedly for talking about their relationship too much in her act) and loses her day job at a bookstore that's being evicted by the owner of the building. Not long after, during a night of epic drinking, she meets Max (Jake Lacy). The two hit it off and enjoy a drunken one-night stand, which Donna slinks away from in the morning. eeks later, Donna discovers she's pregnant. Knowing she's in no way ready to be a mother, she decides to have an abortion. She tries repeatedly to tell Max what is happening, but keeps chickening out -- in part because he's such a nice guy.
Cast Chris Teague (Director of Photography)
Geoffrey Quan (Production Manager/UPM)
Laura Klein (Assistant Director)
Gillian Robespierre (Director)
Gillian Robespierre (Screenwriter)
Chris Bordeaux (Composer)
Ramsey Scott (Set Decorator)
Adrianne Lashley (Makeup)
David Cross (Star)
Polly Draper (Co-Star)
Gaby Hoffmann (Star)
Richard Kind (Co-Star)
Rene Alexandre (Co-Star)
Stephen Singer (Co-Star)
Ernest Mingione (Co-Star)
Cindy Cheung (Co-Star)
Jenny Slate (Star)
Emily Tremaine (Co-Star)
Paul Briganti (Co-Star)
Jake Lacy (Star)
Gabe Liedman (Star)
Suzanne Lenz (Co-Star)
Crystal Lonneberg (Co-Star)
Cyrus McQueen (Co-Star)
Amy Novondo (Co-Star)
Julie Zimmer (Co-Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown]
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.45000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Comedy,Romance
Attribute Includes Digital Copy,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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