Obvious Child

Obvious Child is a 2014 moviewritten and directed by Gillian Robespierre . The film stars Jenny Slate , Jake Lacy , Gaby Hoffmann and David Cross . It premiered at the Sundance International Film Festival and was chosen by A24 for a premiere in the United States. 2 Won the Red Crown Producer’s Award at the festival. 3

In the soundtrack of the film appears Paul Simon of The Rhythm of the Saints . 4

Synopsis

The film follows Donna, a stand-up comedian , who after a drunken night finds out she is pregnant and decides to abort. 5

Cast

  • Jenny Slate as Donna Stern, a comedian who works in a bookstore.
  • Jake Lacy as Max, the guy with whom he gets drunk.
  • Gaby Hoffmann as Nellie, Donna’s roommate and best friend.
  • David Cross as Sam, a comedian and friend of Donna.
  • Gabe Liedman as Joey, the gay friend of Donna and Nellie, who is also a comedian.
  • Richard Kind as Jacob Stern, Donna’s father.
  • Polly Draper as Nancy Stern, Donna’s mother.
  • Paul Briganti as Ryan, Donna’s boyfriend who broke up with her.
  • Cindy Cheung as Dr. Bernard, a doctor at the Clinic.
  • Stephen Singer as Gene, owner of the bookstore where Donna works.

Release

The film premiered at the Sundance International Film Festival on January 17, 2014. 6 International rights were made by The Exchange. 7

Reception

In Rotten Tomatoes has 90% based on 144 reviews. ” 8 In Metacritic has 76 out of 100, based on 35 reviews. 9

References

  1. Back to top↑ «Obvious Child (2014)» . Box Office Mojo . IMDb User Rating : Accessed October 8, 2014 .
  2. Back to top↑ Robespierre, Gillian (December 13, 2013). «Obvious Child: a 2014 Sundance World Premiere!» . Kickstarter . Consulted on February 7, 2014 .
  3. Back to top↑ «Sundance 2014 Awards Announced; WHIPLASH Takes Grand Jury and Audience Prizes for US Dramatic Category » . Accessed January 26, 2014 .
  4. Back to top↑ «The Obvious Child Soundtrack List Movie (2014)» . Accessed June 29, 2014 .
  5. Back to top↑ Gross, Terry. ” ” The Women Behind ‘Obvious Child’ Talk Farts, Abortion And Stage Fright ” . Npr.org . Retrieved December 18, 2014 .
  6. Back to top↑ «SXSW Film Announces 2013 Features Lineup; Latest from Bryan Poyser and John Sayles Among World Premieres » . Accessed January 31, 2013 .
  7. Back to top↑ Global Showbiz Briefs: Liberty Global Buying Dutch Cabler Ziggo; Epic Pictures Selling ‘Louder Than Words’ At EFM; More » . Deadline.com . January 27, 2014 . Consulted on February 7, 2014 .
  8. Back to top↑ «Obvious Child – Rotten Tomatoes» . Retrieved on Jul 10, 2014 .
  9. Back to top↑ http://www.metacritic.com/movie/obvious-child