Obvious Child

Obvious Child

DVD - 2014
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Donna Stern is a Brooklyn comedian who gets heartlessly dumped by her two-timing boyfriend. While trying to drown her troubles at the stand-up comedy club, she has a drunken one night stand with a cute young professional named Max (who's not even remotely her type) and ends up pregnant. Donna has to do what is expected of a "responsible adult" just in time for the best/worst Valentine's Day of her life.
Publisher: [United States] : Lionsgate, [2014]
Branch Call Number: Feature
Characteristics: video file,DVD video
digital,optical,surround,5.1 Dolby digital
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Feb 02, 2018

Unfunny Jenny Slate gets a starring role in a " funny " movie about getting an abortion. Okkaaaay.
It's pretty disturbing when someone writes about abortion being a " non-issue " in a movie about abortion( I'm no moralist but it seems like a big decision to make to me ). You might want to reevaluate your life if you gave this " movie " a good rating- it's horrible. Don't waste your time on this piece of junk.

Feb 02, 2018

I have a rule that you should never watch movies if the title is taken from the title of a song. This is the only exception; a mix of heartfelt, wry, and gallows humour, where the protagonist has an abortion and; gasp! it doesn't completely ruin her life or send her straight to hell, kind of like in real life, away from the headlines. It's also short, which helps, because I think the story would have out-stayed it's welcome had it gone on for another 20 minutes.

I real surprise hit in our house.

Jul 20, 2017

Neither as funny or dramatic as I had hoped.

Marinetti May 08, 2017

Jenny Slate is not funny- end of story. Movies should not be endorsed for ideological reasons ( ie. they were made by women, were about important issues ) if they stink- which this movie does in more ways than one. Avoid like the plague. 0 stars.

May 08, 2017

Awful movie- not funny in the least. Jenny Slate should get out of the business.

May 08, 2017

Brilliant. Wry. Funny. Best movie that includes abortion without making a huge deal about it.

May 07, 2017

Constantly seemed like they were trying really hard to be funny. The premise could have been a good movie, but feel pretty short.

Mar 20, 2017

Brave, funny, crude, original.

Feb 28, 2017

I was very skeptical having read a lot of negative comments below. The movie is light hearted while confronting a serious topic. Jenny Slate is funny, dorky - I found the movie thoroughly enjoyable and relate-able

Jan 28, 2017

Ever like something, but it makes you angry, and you're not entirely clear why? Obvious Child does that for me. It's about about a Sarah Silverman-like comedienne who becomes pregnant after a one-night stand, and decides to have an abortion. So what's not to like? I'm not saying no one could dislike this movie except on ideological grounds -- some of the writing has a sitcom-ish, second-draft feel, some of the characters are thinly sketched, and much of the bodily function humour is silly and unfunny. On the other hand, if you are living in the 21st century North America, and not a religious commune, you have been in at least a few of its situations, whether or not you talked about it frankly afterwards. On reflection, the following makes me angry: that I even considered not mentioning this film was written, produced and directed by women, because it may be dismissed as a chick flick about some unmanly stuff. ETA: beware of reviews that seem to agree with and upvote one another, especially by people who live in the same general area, and post on the same day.

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