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Obvious Child Reviews

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August 28, 2018
Obvious Child is a quiet movie, in a way; no one needs saving, and everyone's going to be ok. But it feels like a big film all the same.
August 22, 2018
As Donna, [Jenny Slate] is vulnerable but not pathetic, and her actions and reactions are entirely believable.
January 3, 2018
Beyond the identity politics and humor, Obvious Child goes the extra mile to represent a seldom voiced, moderate position about a hot button topic.
September 1, 2017
It doesn't overtly try to be anything more than what it is, which makes it that much more cool to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 14, 2017
It's a big step forward that [Gillian] Robespierre's indie comedy never treats whether Donna should have an abortion as a debate; Instead, the film addresses what happens once that decision is made.
August 11, 2017
This film is quirky and witty but far surpasses its pregnancy counterparts like Juno or Knocked Up with a crew of folks determined to depict abortion simply as a part of life and nothing to be ashamed of.
June 30, 2017
Like her movie, Slate grows on you.
February 28, 2017
What a funny film it is.
July 27, 2016
A sensitive, bawdy delight.
June 21, 2016
The narrative goes in a direction that feels both familiar and surprisingly daring, and amongst some self-aware dialogue is a constant honesty with the situation at hand.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 20, 2016
The humor in Obvious Child never trivializes its characters' feelings, but instead provides a balance and the ability to explore more nuanced emotional situations.
April 15, 2016
A frequently uneasy potluck of mixed emotional terrain, hit-and-miss jokes, and one transcendent performance that impressively, if messily, ties it all together.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 12, 2015
It's a frank, funny and emotionally sophisticated story that quietly declines to fall in line with what is expected of young women on the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 31, 2015
Obvious Child is bound to connect with lots of young women.
January 5, 2015
Robespierre's direction of the many fine actors she assembled is assured, her sense of pacing nicely loose-limbed.
January 5, 2015
Robespierre does a nice job of balancing the seriousness of this situation with the no-boundaries irreverence of Donna's comedy background.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 5, 2015
Robespierre is reaching out to other women about the value of sharing our experiences in this weighty and hilarious comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 5, 2015
How wonderful that a film that is so unapologetically frank should simultaneously feel so warm and delightful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 5, 2015
It's bold, but it's not a film that's just trying to be bold; it's just trying to be real -- and it is.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 5, 2015
[Slate is] fittingly cast here, playing Donna detached and irreverent in one scene, confessional and needy in the next.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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